Draft agenda and documents for the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Dear IUCN Members,

In just three months, we will meet at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, in Hawai‘i, USA, taking place from 1 to 10 September 2016. It is my pleasure to inform you that the draft agenda approved by Council and the first set of Congress documents are available on the Congress Website.

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Visit of Secretary Climate Change

The Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan Syed Abu Ahmad Akif visited IUCN Pakistan Country Office at Karachi on 25th April 2016. In the first leg of his visit he accompanied IUCN experts to the mangroves plantation surrounding the Port Qasim Area, where he also planted a mangrove sapling at the site. Continue reading

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Experts for discontinuation of diclofenac and creation of safe zones for addressing vulture decline in Pakistan

Regional Symposium on Vulture Conservation

IUCN Pakistan and BaanhnBeli in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change organized a Regional Symposium on conservation of vultures in Asia today. The symposium was organized under the Vultures Conservation Project being implemented jointly byBaanhnBeli and IUCN under a USAID funded Small Grants and Ambassador Fund project. Continue reading

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Engro Elengy invites Students of the Karachi University to contribute to the Mangroves Ecosystem

An Exposure Visit was jointly organized by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Engro Elengy Terminal Limited under the “Mangroves Ecosystem Restoration Project” funded by Engro Elengy Terminal Limited. Under this project IUCN Pakistan will plant mangroves on 500 hectares of land surrounding Port Qasim Area. Continue reading

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To curb the rising temperature and melting glaciers maximizing Green cover is the need of the day

A seminar was organized to commemorate the International Day of Forests by IUCN, International Union for Conservation Nature and the Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, the Capital Development Authority, Bahria University at Bahria University, Islamabad Campus with an objective to highlight the importance of the International Day of Forest. The theme of the year 2016 is: “Forest and Water”. Continue reading

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Balochistan Skill Enhancement Programme

Taraqee Foundation’s livelihood interventions namely “ Balochistan Skill Enhancement Programme” published in today’s newspaper with an aim to include marginalized youth of Balochistan Continue reading

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Joint Efforts to make FATA Environment Cell Project a Success

The FATA region, crippled by instability and environmental degradation over the years, is facing numerous challenges. There was an urgent need for the establishment of an Environment Cell within the FATA Secretariat, in order to include environmental concerns into development planning. The life-saving humanitarian, recovery and development efforts of the federal and provincial governments, the military, humanitarian agencies, donors and international financial institutions were successfully launched; however, the essential ecological focus was missing. The environmental impact assessments are now being built into their planning, which is required to preclude any development that degrades the environment. Continue reading

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A dying delta, By: Naseer Memon

Declining fresh water flow poses a grave threat to Indus delta and coastal communities

A dying delta
A subcommittee of the Senate has recently raised serious concerns on the ecological disaster that has gripped the Indus delta. This is not the first time that the issue has resonated among the highest legislative forum of the country. In February 2015, experts shared an ominous report before the Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology: if urgent remedies are not employed, Thatta and Badin will submerge by 2050 and Karachi by 2060. Continue reading
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Baanhn Beli and IUCN launch project to prepare Strategy for Protection and Conservation of fast-disappearing Vultures

At the Baanhn Beli office in Nagarparkar, Tharparkar, Sindh, close to the Pakistan-India border, a new project was launched with a simple yet colourful, well-attended event to prepare a comprehensive national strategy to protect and conserve vultures. These birds have become a highly endangered species in Pakistan in recent years. Continue reading

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