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Save endangered species(WWF-Pakistan)

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WWF-Pakistan on the celebration of Endangered Species Day summon to manage protected areas for endangered species to thrive in their natural habitats. A press release said this year the organization conservation milestones include the birth of two chicks of the endangered Oriental white-backed vultures and the positive results coming out from the recently concluded Indus […]…Read More

Earth Day marked to save world from disasters

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) is making efforts to establish at least one natural history museum in each province of Pakistan as the museum is such an important entity to impart informal education. PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (S.I.) said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a one-day training workshop titled "Gemology and Modern techniques of lapidary and celebration of International Earth Day" at Pakistan Museum of Natural…Read More

Farmers urged to save mango from diseases

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article image Staff Report MULTAN: Horticulturists have advised mango growers especially in Punjab to take timely steps to tackle mango malformation disease to avoid production losses. In a press statement issued by the Punjab Agriculture Department, the experts said botanical malformation attacks new plants while flower malformation attacks flowers. The disease leaves the leaf shorter in size and pointed and affects the growth of branches. Its attack on 3-4 month old nursery plants stops growth…Read More

Corrective measures stressed to save local poultry sector

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Under-invoicing on import of poultry products is on the rise, as presently processed chicken meat is being imported at 75 Cents per kg from China while the rate of this same boneless, fatless and ready-to-cook chicken product is not less than $4 per kg across the world, massively damaging the industry of Pakistan. Experts from the poultry industry have asked the government that all impediments which increase the cost such as lower capacity utilization, import duties…Read More

Govt to revise biodiversity plan to save environment

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is likely to revise the country’s biodiversity plan next month in line with the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. "A workshop would be held in the first week of December to hash out new biodiversity targets and strategies for Pakistan," WWF-Pakistan Executive Director Dr Ejaz Ahmad told the media. He said there was a need to review previous targets to identify loopholes and gaps which made them unachievable. The biodiversity action plan (BAP)…Read More

Check on mercury amalgam stressed to save environment

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Mercury emitted from dental amalgam badly affects human beings, aquatic and terrestrial animals, micro-organisms, plants and the entire environment, said Dr. M. Khawaja from SDPI while speaking at a global meeting of experts on "South, South-East Asian Summit for Mercury Free Dentistry". Asian Center for Environmental Health has recently organized the meeting in Dhaka in association with World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry (WAMFD) and Washington…Read More

US helps save lives of electricity linemen thru training

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The US government is helping to save the lives of thousands of linemen who work for Pakistan’s electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) through a safety training programme. The most recent batch of graduate trainees was presented with certificates of completion at a ceremony recently held in Islamabad. The trainings are conducted under a project funded by the USAID. "Effective operations and maintenance of the distribution network depends heavily on linemen,&…Read More

Alternative energy can save $8b

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STAFF REPORT LHR: As Pakistan is experiencing acute energy shortfall, there is a need to further explore more alternative energy sources so that dependence on thermal power generation is lessened gradually as it could save over $8 billion being spent annually on oil import bill in the power sector. "Saving $8 billion could help jack up Pakistan’s foreign reserves, as the country used fossil fuels to generate around 65 per cent of its electricity," said Tuwairqi Steel Mills…Read More

PPAF pledges $0.5 million to save forests

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STAFF REPORT PSH: At a highly inspiring national consultative meeting recently held at the Food and Health Organization (FAO) office Islamabad and attended by the highest level secretaries of the provinces, a consensus was finally reached on the Readiness Proposal document which was meant to save fast diminishing forests in the country. Qazi Azmat Isa, Chief Executive, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Programme, was the chief guest. This meeting was a result of the three-year hard work in…Read More