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”
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.