Is the tide turning for oceans?

Astola Island
by Aban Marker Kabraji | International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Establishing marine protected areas could be a key means of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and curbing climate impacts

Covering more than 70 percent of our earth’s surface and home to 700,000 to 2 million species, the ocean is the lifeblood of our planet. Besides bringing a sense of serenity through the gentle — albeit sometimes roaring — rhythm of its waves, the deep blue employs millions of workers, feeds billions of people and generates trillions of dollars of the world’s economy.
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Message from the Country Representative of IUCN Pakistan

The World Environment Day on June 5th reminds us of the importance of the environment for our health and lives. The theme of the year 2017 is “Connecting People to Nature”. Due to massive industrialization and unprecedented economic development,the rural population is moving towards cities, thus more and more people are gradually distancing themselves from nature. The economic growth has caused widespread destruction to numerous habitats worldwide within which dwell myriads of animal and plant species. There are numerous studies that confirm the significance of the important link between humans and nature – that people closely connected to nature possess more positivity and vitality compared to those away from nature’s serenity. Continue reading “Message from the Country Representative of IUCN Pakistan”