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Experts call for making barren parks in city green

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KARACHI: While the project for an urban forest being proposed over 400 acres along the Malir River faces many challenges and is yet to be officially approved, experts have called upon the government to immediately start implementing small-scale measures to turn the city’s many barren parks and roadside spaces green. These steps, they said, would […]


One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2100, claims new study

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KARACHI: At least a third of glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan range will melt away this century due to climate change, warns a new study formally launched in Nepal on Monday. The study released by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), reveals that even if carbon emissions are limited to 1.5C to avert the worst […]


Gorano declared new habitat for migratory birds in Thar

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KARACHI- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recently prepared an ecological report on advent of migration of different species of birds. The report says that Gorano pond which is a unique wetland of deep subsoil saline water pumped out from Thar coal mine has attracted various ‘piscivorous’ birds (those that feed on fish) […]


MCI raids shop, confiscates 24 leopard fur jackets

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ISLAMABAD: The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad’s (MCI) wildlife directorate has confiscated two dozen jackets and other items made with animal fur. The directorate raided a store in a luxury hotel in the capital on Monday and confiscated 24 leopard fur jackets, as well as three decorative pieces made of fox fur, two made of leopard fur […]


KP govt plans to use dams for fish breeding

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PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Government has planned to utilize Khanpur and Tarbela dams reservoirs for breeding and stocking of different types of fish to meet peoples’ demands for quality sea food in the province. To increase fish production, the PTI Govt will establish model hatcheries and fish farms in adjoining districts including Haripur and […]


Members of Gulf royal families given permits to hunt protected bird

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KARACHI: The federal government has issued at least 13 special permits to members of the royal families of Gulf states to hunt internationally protected bird houbara bustard in Sindh during the 2018-19 hunting season, according to sources. Those given the permits include a king and a president, besides crown princes, their uncles and cousins, and […]


The hunt continues

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Trophy hunting could help conserve wildlife and benefit local communities in the northern areas but the facts on the ground suggest otherwise In overcast conditions, Jaffar Ali and the local guides scramble over loose rocks on the steep mountainside. With no time to stop, they have to move quickly yet silently. They are in the […]


‘Go Green Gujranwala’ drive inaugurated

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GUJRANWALA: ‘Go Green Gujranwala’ drive was inaugurated here on Saturday. Commissioner Asad Ullah Faiz, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Naila Baqar and MPA Shaheen Raza planted saplings at Quaid-e-Azam Divisional Public School. Addressing the ceremony, the commissioner said some five million saplings would be planted throughout the division and approximately 2 million saplings would be planted in […]


Agriculture is govt’s first priority, says PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan has said promotion of agriculture is the first priority of his government which will provide all possible support to provincial governments in order to realise the country’s potential in the sector. Imran Khan said this on Friday while chairing a high-level meeting on agriculture and food processing. Federal minister of food […]


Clean and green initiative: Senate panel gears up efforts for environment conservation

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Sub-committee on Climate Change on Friday devised terms of reference (ToRs) for the committee’s work plan to gear up for the federal capital’s environment conservation amid journalists suggestions and active participation to play role in the green endeavours. The convener of the Sub-committee Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed chaired the meeting with Senator Keshoo […]


Sharmeen Obaid releases 5th part from ‘Climate Change Animated Series’

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LAHORE – SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, released the fifth part from Pakistan’s first Climate Change Animation Series. This film is part of SOC Films’ series to educate young children about the effects of climate change. In the last installment of our film series, we explore the present day […]


Green initiative: Plantaion drive starts in Abbottabad

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ABBOTTABAD:The Abbottabad district administration and the local environment department have planned plantation of 539,000 saplings during the forthcoming spring season. Most of the plantation will be carried out in rural areas of the district and 500 hectares of land have been identified for this purpose. This was revealed during opening ceremony of the Tree Plantation […]


‘Five-year plan must include clean energy solutions’

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ISLAMABAD: Joint Secretary and Planning Commission’s Climate Change and Energy Section chief Arshad Ali Chaudhary has underlined the need for moving towards cleaner, greener and affordable energy solutions and incorporating them into the 12th five-year plan, which is at the finalisation stage. “In Pakistan, power generation alone is not an issue, but also power distribution, transmission […]


Climate ministry proposes tax on plastic bags

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir has said the federal government in order to reduce the use of plastic bags has decided to impose tax on them and the Ministry for Climate Change has suggested a tax of Rs1-2 per plastic bag. Speaking to Express News, the state minister said the aim of […]