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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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Deforestation in Indus eco-region lamented

By: Shahid Husain Karachi: The first phase of the 50-year Indus for All Programme – a joint venture of WWF-Pakistan and the government of Sindh – has concluded. It had started in July 2006. Speaking at an event organised at a hotel to celebrate the occasion, Rab Nawaz, the Indus for All Programme’s team leader, […]

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‘Environmental disasters are increasing but people’s excesses just won’t stop’

KARACHI: We can’t stop cyclones and floods, but we can reduce their impact on vulnerable communities – only if some people living in urban areas flush their ‘devil may care’ attitude down the drain, instead of excessive amounts of water. At a workshop organised on Saturday by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P), experts […]

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Climatic changes to hit Pakistan harder

KARACHI: As the Bay of Bengal is cooling down and the North Arabian Sea is warming up, the number of tropical cyclones has increased owing to the temperature shifting trend. Data collected from 56 meteorological stations in Pakistan shows a sharp rise in temperature during the first decade of the 21st century, except the year […]

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Zulfikarabad project: environmental threats being reviewed

By: Noor Aftab ISLAMABAD: A multi-billion mega Zulfikarabad City project in Indus Delta belt, initiated by the government, is feared to pose serious environmental and ecological threats to the area, generally called ‘jewel in the crown’ of Pakistan’s ecological heritage. According to Expression of Interest issued by Zulfikarabad Development Authority (ZDA) the project is conceptualised […]

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