Position Paper – The Future of Bundal Island

Mangroves at the Bundal Island

Introduction and Context

The current Government of Pakistan, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has addressed on both the national and global stage, the two challenges of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss through the Green Stimulus programme, the Restoration Fund, the Billion Tree Tsunami programme and the Recharge Pakistan programme. They have initiated the notification of National Parks and Protected Areas and wildlife conservation. All these varied initiatives have been done within a human development and livelihoods context. Continue reading “Position Paper – The Future of Bundal Island”

IUCN Standard to boost impact of nature-based solutions to global challenges

IUCN today unveiled a Global Standard providing the first-ever set of benchmarks for nature-based solutions to global challenges. The new IUCN Global Standard will help governments, business and civil society ensure the effectiveness of nature-based solutions and maximise their potential to help address climate change, biodiversity loss and other societal challenges on a global scale. Continue reading “IUCN Standard to boost impact of nature-based solutions to global challenges”

Tribute to Sardar Naseer Tareen

By Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema
Country Representative
IUCN Pakistan

It was saddening to learn of the sad demise of Sardar Naseer Tareen, an ardent conservationist. He started his career as a wildlife filmmaker after his training in the United States. During a series of films on the biodiversity of Balochistan he discovered a rapid disappearance of several species. In the year 1984 with the support of US Fish and Wildlife Department, he set up the first community-run Sustainable Use Conservation Project in Pakistan called the Torghar Conservation Programme (TCP). Continue reading “Tribute to Sardar Naseer Tareen”