Response to Flood by Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN Members

Below is the response to Flood by Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN Members …  

14 Oct 2010 | News story

Recognition of IUCN Pakistan Members

Representatives of two of the IUCN Pakistan Members Khwendo Kor and Strengthening Participatory Organisation have been selected to be part of a nine-member committee constituted on the instructions of the President of Pakistan for flood relief work. …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN Pakistan Witnessed an Attempt to Break the Guinness World Record for the Most Trees Planted

Karachi, September 29, 2010 (IUCN)

IUCN Pakistan monitored the Guinness World Record for the most trees planted by a single individual in 24 hours. The event was organized by the Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan in collaboration with the Pakistan Army. This record breaking event took place at Laweraiwala, Wazirabad by planting saplings of Delbergia Sissoo (shisham). Muhammed Yousuf Jamil, a Lance Naik (Lance Corporal) in the Pakistani Army has set a new Guinness World Record for most saplings planted in 24 hours. …  

29 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN Pakistan Signs agreement with Barclays Bank PLC, Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan:
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Pakistan and Barclays Bank entered into a partnership on 23 September, 2010. The agreement was signed by Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan and Mr. Arslan Nayeem, Head of Commercial Bank, Barclays Bank PLC. …  

23 Sep 2010 | International news release

Award ceremony for Stockholm Industry Water Award

IUCN Asia Regional Water and Wetland's Programme participates in World Water Week 2010, Stockholm

IUCN, Regional Water and Wetlands Programme, Asia shares its recent publications on water at the Stockholm Water Week …  

16 Sep 2010 | News story

Before Image of Risalpur, Pakistan, which suffered severe flooding one year later

Floods in Pakistan: Satellite Images Provide "Before" and "After" Information

Satellite images are used by humanitarian agencies and first responders to plan relief and evacuation activities by comparing “before” and "after" imagery to detect changes to the landscape and infrastructure. From CEC member Nancy Colleton, CEC Specialty Group Leader for Environmental Information. …  

08 Sep 2010 | News story

Better forests, better water, better lives

 

08 Sep 2010 | Downloads - document

Sustainable School at Shigar (Skardu): A Dream Comes True

A long time dream of the people of Shigar came true on May 14, 2010 with inauguration of the first environmentally sustainable school – Abruzzi Higher Secondary School – in Shigar by His Excellency Vincenzo Prati, the Italian Ambassador in Pakistan.  …  

19 Aug 2010 | International news release

Integrating environmental safeguards into flood relief, response and recovery

Pakistan has been affected by the worst floods in living memory – according to government figures almost 14 million people have been affected. When a disaster of such magnitude occurs, saving human lives, alleviating suffering and reducing economic loss take priority. During this phase of disaster management – relief and response - emergency needs, water supplies and sanitation, food aid, setting up shelters, health needs must be supplied in the shortest possible time. …  

16 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document

Floods in Pakistan – interview partners available

Well-managed floodplains can help reduce the impact of disasters such as flooding, and help to decrease the vulnerability of cities and agricultural areas which lie in the path of devastating floods such as those recently experienced in Pakistan. The floods have not only caused damage to human life, which totals around 1,400 deaths so far and displacement of more than 3.2 million people, but also the loss of agriculture crops and key infrastructure. …  

11 Aug 2010 | Media advisory