Tag: species

EX-SITU CONSERVATION OF PLANT SPECIES THROUGH SEEDS

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People from ancient times are practicing seed collection and storage. This collection and storage was limited and some specified seeds were stored and collected which were used for further propagation.  So the seeds like maize and wheat have got the privilege of storage from early times. Other wild plants were having one germplasm and that […]…Read More

Alternanthera species interference and control studies in Oryza sativa L.

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Rice is an important staple food and cash crop of Pakistan and it is the second staple food after wheat. It contributes 0.6% to the gross domestic product and adds 3.1% to the value of the national agricultural product. It is grown over an area of 2748 thousand hectares with an annual production of 6811 […]…Read More

Rare species of turtle found in Pakistani waters

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: A WWF-Pakistan trained fisherman Hasnat Khan has recently caught, for the first time, a loggerhead turtle, a rare marine turtle hitherto unknown from the Pakistani waters, in his net which was later safely released back into the sea. The turtle became entangled in the net of the fisherman about 166 km southwest of Karachi. The loggerhead turtle weighted about 30 kg and was safely retrieved on board the fishing vessel Al-Saquib Farman. "When I noticed different…Read More

WWF-Pak, FFC bond together to preserve rare dolphin species

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: WWF-Pakistan, the country foremost environmental and nature protection association, and Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, Pakistan's chief fertilizer brand have bonded together through an agreement, to save the Indus waterway dolphin in Pakistan. The understanding was marked in a service with incredible responsibility to supporting dolphin protection for one year at first. On the other hand, the undertaking may be stretched out to three years. WWF-Pakistan Director…Read More

Research on invasive species threatening environ stressed

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Invasive species have emerged as a major problem in many countries with boost in trade and traffic volume affecting their ecology, economy and health, said marine experts at an international workshop recently held in Karachi. The three-day workshop on Bio-invasion and ballast water management’ was organised by Saarc Coastal Zone Management Centre in collaboration with Climate Change Division. It was informed at the event that a number of invasive species have been…Read More

Pak, Paris museums to jointly preserve natural species

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Museum of Natural History and Paris Museum of Natural History are have signed a MoU to help preserve natural species. Besides, the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) has also inked another MoU with Centre Science, Orleans-France for arranging and co-producing expos in Pakistan."PSF in collaboration with Embassy of France is carrying on two programmes including holding international travelling expos and promotion of inquiry-based science education in the country…Read More

Migration of species due to social change

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article image By Muhammad ZiadPULL UP your socks for another vital problem which cannot be considered as a major one but it is…………….!Social change is the transformation of culture and social organization/structure over time. In the modern world we are aware that society is never static and that social, political, economic and cultural changes occur constantly. These changes are regularly affecting not only the human life but also greatly affecting the wildlife species and these changes either cause…Read More