Tag: Depleting

Rising concern over depleting wetlands

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Pakistan is the land of natural resources including many wetlands. Wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains, and swamps as well as the whole range of coastal belt, saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons and coral reefs. These places are not only a major source of fresh water but also a safer place for a large number of migratory birds besides a contributor towards controlling environmental pollution. Besides, these lands help in sustaining the wide variety…Read More

Depleting fish resources and malnutrition

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ACCORDING TO reports, Pakistan ranks 50th among the nations whose marine fish resources are most vulnerable due to climate change and ocean acidification as a result of reduced sea water PH and rise in temperature (climatic change) induced by industrial growth and pollution. This threat is directly related to high CO2 emissions in the environment and unless steps are taken to control it, the people will soon find fish and seafood unable to meet their nutritional requirements. This…Read More