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Foul smell engulfs city as rotten phytoplankton plant washes ashore

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KARACHI : A foul smell has engulfed many localities of the port city since Tuesday night. Many on social media were confused and wondered where the smell originated from. World Wide Fund (WWF) Pakistan adviser Mohammad Moazzam Khan said that the stench emanates from the rotting of phytoplankton plant that washes ashore at the end of […]

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Rare weather phenomenon observed off Balochistan coast

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KARACHI: A spectacular fair-weather waterspout, a rare phenomenon, has been observed off the Balochistan coast, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) said on Wednesday. According to the WWF-P, a fisherman who has been part of the organisation’s training programmes reported the waterspout near Sakoni, off Kalmat Khor, in Balochistan. “There was a large patch […]

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Bus project may reduce 21 percent carbon emissions: WWF-Pakistan

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The WWF-Pakistan on Friday said the proposed Green Line BRT project would help scale down 21 percent carbon emission in the city. In this connection, WWF-Pakistan organised a consultative workshop on findings of a study conducted on Carbon Emissions Reduction from Karachi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and potential Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which Pakistan […]

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Carcass of rare Indus dolphin washes ashore

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SUKKUR: A carcass of a blind dolphin, which appeared to have died about a week ago, washed ashore on the bank of the Indus river near here on Thursday. People of the area said that they had noticed the dolphin, which was visibly injured, in the river for some days and informed the wildlife department […]

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Workshop on illegal wildlife trade held

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The wildlife traffickers trick law enforcement agencies by adopting new strategies to smuggle numerous precious species and use of innovative technology at airports and other routes can help curb the crime. Syed Mahmood Nasir, Inspector General Forests at Ministry of Climate Change, said this here on Wednesday, while speaking at a consultative workshop on importance […]

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Problems faced by marine life highlighted

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HYDERABAD: Experts at a seminar highlighted the problems faced by marine life. They were speaking at the one-day event held on Wednesday on the “Present Status of Wetlands of Sindh”, organised by the Fresh Water Biology, the fisheries department and University of Sindh in collaboration with the Sindh wildlife department and Sindh Environ­mental Protection Agency […]

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Environmentalists oppose deforestation

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LAHORE – Environmentalists have shown concern over issuance of an ordinance empowering the Punjab government to use reserved forest lands for purposes other than afforestation. Through an amendment in Forest Act 1927 which has been made by an Ordinance, the provincial government has been authorised to declare reserved forest lands for ‘national projects of strategic […]

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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 Awards 2015 help raise environmental awareness

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KARACHI: “The world [environment] I have seen, my children have not seen. Over the years, I saw birds disappearing and trees being cut,” said Sindh Assembly’s lawmaker Mehtab Akbar Rashdi Speaking at the Climate Awards 2015, the Sindh Environment Protection Agency (EPA) director-general, Rashdi, highlighted how the environmental issues are not given priority by either […]

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First loggerhead turtle found by fishermen near Karachi

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KARACHI: Loggerhead turtle, a globally endangered marine species, has recently been found about 166 kilometres south-west of Karachi, officials of the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported on Friday. It’s the first authentic record of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) from Pakistani waters, they said. The specific turtle incidentally got entangled in fishing net on […]

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Sindh declared Earth Hour province

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Karachi: Earth Hour, a worldwide movement organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature, will be observed outside the Sindh Assembly from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday. In partnership with the WWF-Pakistan, the Sindh government has signed a statement declaring Sindh as the Earth Hour province for 2014. Sindh is the only province in the […]

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