Pakistan set to develop Karakoram Pamir Biosphere Reserve

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is fast heading towards developing the Karakoram Pamir Biosphere Reserve situated in Gilgit-Baltistan which would be the third Biosphere Reserve in Pakistan having a tremendous potential for scientific research on climate change, mountain livelihood and ecosystems. However, the local communities would have to play an important role in biodiversity conservation.

Earlier, Pakistan has only two Biosphere Reserves – The Lal Sohanra National Park located in

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Pakistans juniper forest declared as biosphere reserve

Sidra SaifISLAMABAD: The International Coordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme has declared the Juniper Forest of Ziarat in Balochistan as the Biosphere Reserve, which is yet another step towards recognition of Pakistan’s natural sites of international significance on global level.The decision has recently been made during the 25th session of MAB ICC at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Juniper Forest of Ziarat, the second declared Biosphere Reserve (BR) in Pakistan

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