Tag: diversity

Wetlands protect bio-diversity, environment

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has about 225 designated wetlands that cover about 10 per cent of its land. However, there is little knowledge about the significance of these areas. These lands can play a leading role in protecting the environment, offering bio-diversity, fishing grounds and helping in flood control by absorbing water. Also, wetlands not only purify and replenish water, they also provide us fish that feed hundreds of millions of people. In Pakistan, wetlands are home to rich…Read More

CIIT moot focuses impacts on bio-diversity in Taxila heritage

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The UNESCO in partnership with CIIT Islamabad has organized a four-day training workshop here at CIIT Campus, Islamabad, on understanding and mitigating the impact of bio-growth on Taxila World Heritage Site. Purpose of the event was to enhance capacity building of relevant institutions including academia and the Department of Archaeology Punjab through scientific study of the bio-growth, its impact on the site. "Pakistan possesses diverse cultural heritage with great…Read More

UAF working for genetic diversity in livestock

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: The Faisalabad Agriculture University (UAF) is working on development of application of decision support tools to conserve and sustainably use genetic diversity in indigenous livestock and wild relatives for two years and a proud partner of international community as it is working on more than 30 international projects.UAF VC Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan said while addressing the recently held seminar on phenotypic and molecular characterization of indigenous chicken, goats and…Read More