International Training Workshop on Conservation and Management of Protected Areas
Organized by: Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Sultanate of Oman
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, West Asia
December 15-18, 2014 at Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Continue reading
The military operation in North Waziristan has displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes and forced them to live in makeshift arrangements in the boiling heat of D.I. Khan, FR Bannu, Karak and Lakki Marwat, etc. Continue reading
There is so much wrong in so many areas. Crimes of omission and commission. Public sector manipulations, inefficiencies and downright corruption. Collusion of the high and mighty with their subordinates to cheat people out of their rights. Sometimes this seems all pervasive. But every once in a while someone breaks the pall of gloom and shows commitment and honesty to champion right over wrong, legal over illegal. Continue reading
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Institute of Rural Management (IRM) is one of the largest capacity building facilities in the not-for-profit sector in Pakistan and works in over 100 districts. It is committed to build the capacities of rural communities and empower them to harness their true human, social and economic potential for an improved quality of life. Continue reading
A meeting of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members was convened in Islamabad on July 24, 2015.
The NGO Members expressed their concern over the recent news item in the media on directives by the higher government authorities for expediting work on the Zulfikarabad city project. The members noted that Pakistan’s largest mangroves reserves along the Thatta coast were at risk due to the Zulfikarabad Project. Continue reading
IUCN’s partner ICIMOD supports K2 ExpeditionThe ‘First Nepali Women Expedition to K2 2014′ comprising three young women climbers from Nepal has set out to climb Mt K2 in Pakistan. At 8611m, K2 is the second highest mountain on earth. Continue reading
A shrub that saves lives finds its own life in danger. PHOTO: YOUNUS BHANDHANI
The Guggul tree is nothing short of legendary. The apparently unassuming shrub that dots the deserts and hills in this part of the world holds immense medicinal value. It has been used in Ayurveda, a system of Hindu traditional medicine, for centuries and even today, it’s resin (gum extract) is used to treat skin diseases, artheritis, lipid disorders and obesity. Continue reading