Position Paper – The Future of Bundal Island

Mangroves at the Bundal Island

Introduction and Context

The current Government of Pakistan, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has addressed on both the national and global stage, the two challenges of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss through the Green Stimulus programme, the Restoration Fund, the Billion Tree Tsunami programme and the Recharge Pakistan programme. They have initiated the notification of National Parks and Protected Areas and wildlife conservation. All these varied initiatives have been done within a human development and livelihoods context. Continue reading “Position Paper – The Future of Bundal Island”

Tribute to Sardar Naseer Tareen

By Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema
Country Representative
IUCN Pakistan

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”

World Environment Day – Message from Roomi S. Hayat, Chairperson, IUCN Pakistan National Committee

This year’s theme for the World Environment Day is ’Time for Nature’- a call to action to stop the loss of plant and animal species and need reversing the degradation of natural resources,. Observing the World Environment Day aims at reflecting the importance of working together at all levels and build a future that is in complete harmony with the nature. The day is also meant to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and focus on environmental issues and their probable solutions. Currently, as many as one million plant and animal species are at the risk of extinction. Most of this is because of human activities. The decisions that people make now will determine the kind of world our future generations will inherit. It is a high time that humanity must opt for staying alive by caring for our common home, the Earth and rejuvenating the Planet through sowing the seeds for a better future. This World Environment Day, we must aim at learning to share the knowledge with our communities and pledge towards creating a better environment for the future generations.