Tag: mangrove

Endangered Mangrove forest of Pakistan

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Pakistan is fortunate with rich and varied natural reserves, mangrove ecosystem is one of them. Mangroves forests of Pakistan in Indus delta and along Arabian Sea coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. The mangrove swamps of the Sindh coastal zone are extensive, covering 243,000 hectares (ha) compared with 7,400 ha along the Balochistan coast. At […]…Read More

UBL team attends mangrove plantation, beach cleaning

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: UBL Fund Managers Limited have recently visited the WWF Pakistan’s Wetland Center, Sandspit Beach, Karachi, in order to plant mangrove trees and clean the beach. The exercise was organized in collaboration with the WWF Pakistan. This initiative by UBL Fund Managers Limited is an integral part of their CSR campaign and aims to highlight the importance of mangrove plantations, raising awareness among coastal communities and other stakeholders. On the occasion, the…Read More

Alarm over mangrove decay

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This is apropos Faiza Ilyas’ piece on Alarm over mangrove devastation in which she has stressed the need to conserve mangroves in our coastal areas and has attributed it to the lack of awareness among the people. I am sorry to say that I do not agree with her.All people living on the coastal belt of Sindh are fully aware of the significance of mangroves, if not much about its importance to the environment, to the productivity of fish and shrimp which come to lay eggs there during the spawning…Read More