Pangolin: Scaling death

Published: April 6, 2014

An impervious skin, covered in tough, imbricate scales and a shy personality best describe a pangolin — an anteater living on the periphery of civilisation. But even their preference to lead solitary lives in deep burrows has failed to shield them from human exploitation. Continue reading

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International Training Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem-2014

Organized by: College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), West Asia Region.
March 24-27, 2014 at Qatar University Campus Continue reading

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Ruins without relief: Naseer Memon

Two catastrophic temblors jolted Awaran and Kech districts of Balochistan in September last year. While the episode has been obscured by a series of new headlines in media, miseries continue to shake the affectees. Continue reading

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PNC-Election-Announcement 2013

Election for the IUCN Pakistan National Committee held in November 2013 for electing its Executive Committee for the period of January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015.

As per the results of the elections names of the office bearers are as follows:


1. Mr. Javed Jabbar                       Baanhn Beli

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The million dollar question at COP19: Where’s the money?

Afia Salam: Members CEC Commission
Published 2013-11-14 15:33:08 Continue reading
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A tunnel without vision

The term ‘ tunnel vision’ has always been used as a pejorative. People accused of having it are also variously called myopic, short-sighted, shallow, etc. But when one hears of grandiose projects like Islamabad New City, to be made accessible to the old one through a tunnel to be drilled through the National Park in the Margalla Hills, one wishes to plaster all of the above words and more on those conceiving the project! Continue reading

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Details of Margallah Tunnel Project be made public, urges civil society

A special meeting of the NGOs and Islamabad-based civil society members of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Pakistan National Committee (PNC), was held in Islamabad today to discuss the environmental impact of the Margallah Hills Tunnel Project. Continue reading

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Protecting Asia’s Coasts for People and Nature

Hoi An, Viet Nam 11 September, 2013 – The 10th Regional Steering Committee of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative was opened today in Hoi An, Da Nang province, with representatives from the nine member countries convening to discuss efforts to protect coastal regions for people and for nature. This is the first time Viet Nam has hosted the meeting since becoming an MFF member country in 2010. Continue reading

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Ladies try to rescue our threatened forests, but timber mafia still active! By: Afia Salam, Member of IUCN CEC

NOTE: This article was written before the recent implementation of the ban.

I want to thank some lady Parliamentarians. Yes I am being gender biased by making a distinction here but deliberately so. Kudos to Senator Saeeda  Iqbal and MNA Maryam Aurangzeb for the spunk they have shown in getting the order of former PM, Raja Pervez Ashraf of removal of ban on timber movement from Gilgit-Baltistan reversed. Continue reading

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Marine turtles: An indicator of healthy oceans and coasts

Published in E-Talk Newsletter of Shah Latif University Botanical Garden Herbarium in Volume 6, Issue 8,

By: Nadeem Mirbahar, Member of IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management

E-Talk September 2013

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