Tag: deforestation

Uncontrolled deforestation

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article image If you are living in Islamabad, then you would have noticed deforestation on the Margalla Hills. If you did not observe then you must see in a clear sunny day. It may not be notified by the people who reside in the Capital but the people who come from other areas of the country with a long interval of time, notice deforestation on the Margalla Hills immediately. This is just a single example of that city which is prevalent due to its greenery. Among the various environmental issues…Read More

Aggressive deforestation goes on unabated

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Environmental and forest experts have expressed their concern at the rapid deforestation which is losing 27,000 hectares per year across Pakistan. According to fresh official statistics, the country has a total forest cover of 4.4 million hectares, and the current rate of deforestation is 27,000 hectares per year. "Timber mafias, clearing of land for development projects, burning of wood are the main reasons for deforestation across the country," said Arid…Read More

Bio-gas project launched in Chitral to stop deforestation

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article image STAFF REPORT CHITRAL: Shandur Bio-Gas project has recently been introduced in Chitral in order to discourage abundant forest cutting in the district. The project has been launched by a local NGO after a successful experiment at Booni, some 75 kilometre from Chitral. Well-known social worker Sultan Mehmood Khan was chief guest on the occasion while Engineer Qadir Shah presided over the introductory session. "People are compelled to cut forests abundantly for fuel consumption as…Read More

Massive deforestation causing rise in Islamabad

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Meteorologists and environmental experts have termed the rapid urbanisation, developmental work and massive deforestation as the main cause of rising temperature in Islamabad. According to them, Pakistan is already among the top ten countries where unusual weather patterns are making major environment impacts, and the situation may further deteriorate in the coming years if attention is not paid to issues related to climate change. Former Pakistan Environmental…Read More

Deforestation in GB

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FOREST cover is deficient in Pakistan. It has 4.5 per cent cover of the total land area, while to boost economic development a country needs at least 25 per cent of its total size. Most of the forest cover is found in Kashmir, KP and the Himalayan mountain ranges, but a major part of the Karakorum and Hindukush mountains in Gigit-Baltistan are barren due to high elevation and lack of rainfall in the monsoon season. Gilgit-Baltistan experiences extreme cold during winter which usually…Read More

Deforestation in GB may damage environment

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The recent hike in illegal cutting of tree started after a controversial notification by former Prime Minister, Pervaiz Ashraf under which authorities allowed to dispose of 4 million cubic feet of felled timber already cut legally or illegally in district Diamer of Gilgit Baltistan. The controversial lifting of decades old ban on transportation of felled timber has provided an opportunity to timber mafia to chop more trees in the area. Environmentalists fear that…Read More

Deforestation the biggest threat to earths biodiversity

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article image DEFORESTATION IS one of the major environmental issues, not only in directly affected countries and locations, but also from a global prospective. Deforestation means the loss of forest due to overcutting of trees. The long term or permanent loss of forest and implies transfer into another land use. In rare words such these lose can only be caused and maintained by only a human induced. One upshot of deforestation is soil erosion, which result in the loss of protective soil cover and the water…Read More

Curbing deforestation

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I HAVE personally witnessed erosion of the Chenab River near Shorkot where cultivatable land was being eroded by the river, reducing useful land.I think the Irrigation Department concerned is not taking any note of it which is depriving owners of precious agricultural land.I suggest that floods every year are for warning against such devastations. This must be addressed by the Punjab government, besides the efforts by the NDMA as the same will require funds for strengthening of embankments.There…Read More