Tag: conservation

Mou signed for multi-disciplinary research promoting nature conservation

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The memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between World Wide Fund for Nature– Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) and Information Technology University (ITU) to create and keep an effective working relationship to further their common aims of multi-disciplinary research promoting nature conservation in Pakistan. ITU Vice Chancellor Dr. Umar Saif and WWF-Pakistan Director General Hammad Naqi Khan signed […]…Read More

Balochistan govt join hands with WWF for environmental conservation

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Government of Balochistan entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) and the Planning and Development Department) to explore future avenues of a long-term partnership in environmental conservation and sustainable development of the province. A MoU signed between both organizations on Friday to address environmental and development challenges in Balochistan; especially […]…Read More

Improved Water Conservation Techniques in Pakistan

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Fresh water resources of Pakistan are being used to fulfill the food requirements and to improve the living standards of the population of Pakistan. But due to increasing onslaught of human population, these resources continue to dwindle and are becoming scare. The country once considered as a water surplus has emerged into a water deficit one. Despite having the world’s largest contiguous irrigation system, it is facing the dilemma of water shortage and…Read More

Comprehensive conservation initiative needed for protecting vulnerable ecosystems, forests and wildlife of Pakistan

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article image PAKISTAN, LOCATED on the western edge of South Asia represents diverse ecosystems extending from the snow clad mountains in the north, wide river valleys, vast flood plains and deserts criss-crossing the nation with unique coastal ecosystems along her southern and south western borders. Within these vast areas are located different ecosystems with specific forest types and a rich diversity of wildlife. The spectacular natural beauty of the nation draws several tourists around the globe. But…Read More

Water conservation guarantees socio-economic development

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Water is a key element for socio-economic development in Pakistan as it ensures not only better health as well as environment but also creates better jobs. Water is a precious asset that requires to be conserved for better human consumption and agriculture usage. These were the consensus points at an awareness seminar organized by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO), Unesco, Economic…Read More

AJK govt, MPL join hands for biodiversity conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The AJK government and Mira Power Limited - a subsidiary of Korea South East Power (KOSEP) setting up 102MW Gulpur Hydro Power Project - have joined hands for implementation of a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for the Poonch River Mahaseer National Park located in the districts of Kotli and Mirpur. Both the sides signed an agreement in this regard. The AJK government established the national park for the protection of the Golden Mahaseer, which is a pried angling…Read More

WWW urges govt to draft wildlife conservation policy

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Senior Director World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Pakistan chapter, Dr Ejaz Ahmad has urged the government to devise a comprehensive policy for wildlife conservation as it is an integral part of the country’s biodiversity. He said Pakistan’s wildlife consisted of some 668 species of birds, 195 species of mammals and 192 species of reptiles. For the protection and conservation of these species and their habitat, a network of protected areas was currently in place working…Read More

Expert suggests safe zones for vultures for conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Baanhn Beli and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, have recently organized a workshop inviting stakeholders to put together a national vulture conservation strategy to arrest the years of decline in the species population across Pakistan. "The government should declare safe zones for vulture conservations, as well as projects aimed at increasing the number of vultures in the country," said Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN…Read More

Expert suggest safe zones for vultures for conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Baanhn Beli and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, have recently organized a workshop inviting stakeholders to put together a national vulture conservation strategy to arrest the years of decline in the species population across Pakistan. "The government should declare safe zones for vulture conservations, as well as projects aimed at increasing the number of vultures in the country," said Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN Asia…Read More

Biodiversity conservation still a distant dream despite initiatives

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has come up with a comprehensive plan for biodiversity conservation and protection with the aim to control biodiversity loss, restore ecosystems and promote sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of the present and future generations. All the provinces and Gilgit-Baltistan have approved the draft National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). Though the government authorities believe the draft plan has paved the way for its…Read More