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Wetlands: natural solution of climate change

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World wetlands day is celebrated on February 2 to mark the adoption of the Ramsar Convention in 1971. Wetlands and climate change, the theme for 2019 highlights the important role of wetlands as a solution to climate change. Wetlands play a significant role in stabilising greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the impacts of climate change. […]


Forest dept to hire informers to check illegal logging

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LAHORE: The Punjab Forest Department has decided to hire services of informers to check timber theft from its forests. Punjab Minister for Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Sibtain Khan told a press conference on Monday that to curb the timber theft, informers would be hired who would alert the forest authorities online. The department would spring […]


20 million trees required in Karachi, says mayor

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More than 20 million trees are required in Karachi to overcome the environmental pollution in the city. Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar said this at the start of a tree plantation campaign in Bagh Ibne Qasim, Clifton on Sunday. He planted a 15-foot tall gulmohr tree at the event. According to Akhtar, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation […]


Coal in the time of climate change

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For centuries, coal as a cheap source of energy has been called ‘black gold’ for playing significant role in keeping the industrial wheel rolling and increasing economic growth across the globe. It is only in recent decades, however, that the sheen of ‘black gold’ has started to dim after increasing realisation about its contribution to […]


AJK govt to plant 5 million saplings in spring

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MUZAFFARABAD: Around 5 million saplings would be planted over 8,153 acres in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) during the ongoing spring plantation drive. This was stated by AJK Minister for Forests, Wildlife and Fisheries Sardar Mir Akbar Khan at a press conference here on Thursday. Of these saplings, he said, 3.8 million would be planted […]


Tackling climate change crucial to environmental protection

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Coming to grips with climate change to provide a healthy environment to the citizens is the need of the day. These views were expressed by Amber Alibhai, general secretary, Shehri-CBE, while inaugurating a seminar at a local hotel on Thursday morning. Farhan Anwar, urban planner, said that we had to trigger a narrative on sustainable […]


Three-month tree plantation drive begins

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LAHORE: Under the Plant for Pakistan campaign, Punjab Chief Secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, on Wednesday, planted a sapling in Jallo Park to start spring tree plantation in the province. During the three-month plantation campaign, about 12 million saplings will be planted all over Punjab. Speaking on the occasion, the chief secretary said providing a clean environment […]


UoP proposes climate change research institute

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PESHAWAR: University of Peshawar (UoP) is speeding-up efforts for establishing National Climate Change Research Institute at University of Peshawar. The institute will be an alliance of the departments of environmental sciences, geology, geography and Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management to better combat climate change challenges and build research reservoir for real time assessment of natural […]


Hunting of birds by all means banned in Sindh

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The Sindh Wildlife Department on Tuesday imposed a complete ban on hunting and trading of all kinds of bird species. “Under the provisions of Section 7 (sub-section iii and v) of the Sindh Wildlife Protection Ordinance-1972, the hunting and poaching of wild animals (including all kind of birds) through the use of net, snare, bhagwa, […]


Communications, climate change ministries sign MoU

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ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Climate Change have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday to start plantation alongside the Right of Way of Motorways and National Highways across the country. Both the ministries would implement a project titled “Apni Shahrah” with the help of private sector. The ministry of communications […]


Wildlife department bans birds’ trapping, trade

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KARACHI: The Sindh wildlife department banned on Monday birds’ trapping, trade and transportation of all kinds of wild animals, withdrawing all trapping permits earlier issued by the department. “Under the provision of Section 7 (sub-sections iii and v) of the Sindh Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1972, the hunting and poaching of wild animals (including all kinds […]


Lahore Zoo invites citizens to ‘adopt’ a friend

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LAHORE: Lahore Zoo has devised a new policy, under which animal lovers will be able to temporarily ‘adopt’ their favourite birds and animals. The new policy will be officially announced later this month. Under the policy, citizens will have to pay for the medication and the food of the animals they choose to adopt. Individuals will […]


Over 70% of Siberian migratory birds have stopped visiting Pakistan

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KARACHI: The number of migratory birds coming in from Siberia has declined drastically over the past three decades. Around 150,000 birds, including local and migratory waterfowl, were estimated to have landed at 12 aquatic ‘stopovers’, which is 70% less than in 2017-2018, according to a survey conducted during the winter season. The migratory birds usually arrive […]


Smugglers kill wildlife guard in Kohat

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KOHAT: Alleged drug smugglers on Sunday killed a wildlife guard and injured another near the Mangara Safari Park, sources said on Sunday. A group of three smugglers were trying to smuggle hashish when wildlife guards signalled them to stop. The smugglers opened fire, killing one guard and injuring another. The slain was identified as Waqarul […]