ECOSF chief stresses joint efforts for environment protection

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Environment is a blessing of nature and all stakeholders must collaborate for protection of environment and sustainability of ecosystems, for wellbeing of biodiversity and global community.

President ECO Science Foundation Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro said this while speaking as the chief guest a recently held two-day international conference on “Environmental issues of Sindh and its Remedies” organized at Khairpur by the Pakistan by Shah Abdul Latif University.

The conference was organized in collaboration with HEC, WWF Pakistan and Sindh Green Environmental Forum.

Dr. Soomro further said that climate change is a reality and a bigger challenge. He said that ecosystems and biodiversity serve the humanity we must learn from nature and research must lead to the development of the society.

He told the audience that in the light of IPCC report the Intergovernmental Science and Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has been established in Bonn Germany for scientific research on climate change and mitigation/adaptation.

Prof. Manzoor Soomro suggested that building on the strengths of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, efforts should be made to strengthen and expand it to undertake research and awareness on various aspects of environment.

Naseer Memon, Chief Executive of Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) Islamabad, on the occasion said forests in Sindh are being lost by the passing day and in Pakistan, only 5 per cent area is under forest cover, which is too less.


Published in: Volume 05 Issue 19

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