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‘CPEC, climate change threaten GB’s natural resources’

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GILGIT: Speakers at a consultative workshop here on Monday cautioned that owing to climate change and mega projects being launched under the CPEC the natural resources of Gilgit-Baltistan were under threat. They urged the local community to support the institutions for better management of natural resources. The event titled ‘customary laws and right use of […]

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Call for removal of ‘ghost nets’ to save fisheries

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KARACHI: Ghost nets — a fishing gear discarded, lost or abandoned in the marine environment — have become a serious threat to marine life and the fisheries sector and there is a dire need for concerted efforts to remove them, said marine experts at a workshop. Titled ‘Ghost nets and Fisheries of Pakistan’, the workshop […]

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Rare swordfish caught, sold

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Karachi: A seven-foot-long swordfish (Xiphias gladius) was recently caught in the Miani Hor Lagoon located between Damb and Bera areas of Lasbela district of Balochistan. The fish weighing around 56kg was sold for Rs8,800 in a local market in Karachi. “It was caught by Moula Baksh, a sports fisherman, from Karachi. It is unusual to […]

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Applied research a must for resolving our water woes

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Karachi: “We should shun mediocrity and refrain from making attempts to break Guinness World Records by planting mangroves that disappear the next year,” said senior environmentalist Rahat Najam during an interview with The News on World Wetlands Day, which was observed across the globe on February 2. She talked about scarcity of agricultural water, fast […]

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