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Wildlife breeding on the cards for K-P

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PESHAWAR: The wildlife department has proposed legislation to allow rearing native and as yet undetermined wildlife species in farms in the province. If implemented, the move is meant to encourage breeding and protect species from going extinct. Talking to The Express Tribune, Divisional Wildlife Officer Muhammad Niaz says the farming of species is possible under […]

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KP ‘choice’ may threaten biodiversity

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ISLAMABAD – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is planting 50 percent Eucalyptus under its Billion Tree Tsunami programme, which will cause water shortage and threaten the bio-diversity. Though termed it a green growth initiative of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government but the environmentalists consider the Billion Tsunami a green disaster which will cause severe water shortage in […]

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What is causing decline in vulture population?

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The use of fatal drugs to treat livestock has pulled down the population of endangered white-backed and long-billed vultures by over 90 percent in Pakistan, the WWF-Pakistan said on Tuesday. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), which the farmers use to treat their livestock includes diclofenac sodium, aceclofenac and keoprofen that the WWF-Pakistan has termed ‘fatal’ […]

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‘Critically endangered’ fish sold for Rs26,000 in Gwadar

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KARACHI: A 10-foot-long and 96-kilogramme-heavy rare largetooth sawfish was caught by local fishermen near Surbandar, Gwadar, on Sunday. Despite the ban on its catch and trade due to its near extinction, the rare fish was later sold to traders for Rs26,000. The sawfish population is considered under extreme threat of extinction. Three species of sawfish […]

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Climate change: ‘Average global temperature has increased by 0.7oC’

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KARACHI: The average temperature of the world has increased by 0.7 degree Celsius since the beginning of the 20th century and it may rise by 1.6 to 4.3 degrees by the end of the 21st century, said Karachi University (KU) vice-chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Muhammad Qaiser. Dr Qaiser was addressing the local and international delegates […]

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Wastes, govt neglect destroying Keenjhar lake

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THATTA: Surrounded by an eerie silence and a cool breeze, the muddy blue waters of the Keenjhar lake seem to be in harmony with nature. But this impression is far from reality. The unabated discharge of effluent from neighbouring industrial areas has been wreaking havoc with the lake’s biodiversity, a fact highlighted many times by […]

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Environmental impact study of Lakhra power project conducted

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HYDERABAD: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa), regional office Hyderabad, has conducted the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the proposed 660MW coal-fired Lakhra power project at Jamshoro district. The assessment shows improvement in ambient air quality, as well as increased socio-economic benefits to the community in the form of employment and business opportunities, according to […]

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Project aims to promote biodiversity conservation

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change is implementing a project to promote conservation of biodiversity and strengthen existing conservation efforts by using an innovative market-based mechanism, according to official sources. The project called “Mountains and market biodiversity and business in northern Pakistan” aims to develop community and institutional capacity for certified production of biodiversity-friendly and […]

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Worldwide Fund for Nature-Pakistan honours nature conservationists with awards

By: M. Waqar Bhatti Karachi: The Worldwide Fund for Nature – Pakistan on Thursday gave awards to conservationists and organisations for their role in conserving nature and biodiversity in the country. The awards were distributed during a ceremony held at a local hotel, where the Syed Asad Ali Conservation Award (SAAC), the Living Planet Award […]

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