STAFF REPORT ISB: The Ministry of Climate Change has deliberated to start a project for
biological diversity conservation promotion with innovate market based approach.
The project is titled as, “Mountains and Market Biodiversity and Business in Northern Pakistan,” that
aims to create institutional capacity for certified production of biological diversity friendly non
timber forest products in the Northern areas of Pakistan.
Senior official of the Ministry said, “The project will stir market demand for biodiversity friendly
products thereby creating new avenues for conservation of biological diversity.”
The sources said the project area spreads across the Hindukush, Karakorum and Western Himalayan
mountain ranges in northern Pakistan, which is rich in global biodiversity.