By Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema
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”
Dr. Roomi S. Hayat, Chairperson, IUCN Pakistan National Committee, has welcomed the new Protected Areas Initiative, launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan on July 2, 2020, terming it a major impetus to nature conservation in Pakistan. Continue reading “Chairman IUCN Pakistan National Committee Lauds Government’s Protected Areas Initiative”
All around the world today, people are celebrating the World Environment Day. The theme for the year 2020 is: “Time for Nature”. Keeping in view the ongoing COVID-19 crisis it is a high time to think of nature. It is a known reality that zoonotic diseases like SARS, H1N1 Flu and Corona virus originate from the wildlife. Due to corona crisis almost the entire world has come to standstill. The closures have ensued an economic chaos the root cause of which can be traced to the wildlife. Continue reading “World Environment Day 2020 – Message by Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan”
Today, the International Day for Biological Diversity is being celebrated to mark the importance of biodiversity on earth. The theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) for 2020 is “Our solutions are in nature“.
Continue reading “International Day of Biological Diversity 2020 – Message by Mahmood Akhtar Cheema Country Representative IUCN Pakistan”