Climate change is the most fundamental challenge ever to confront humanity

IUCN and Ministry of Environment prepare for Copenhagen

ISLAMABAD, September 16 2009: All eyes are now on Copenhagen, venue for the vital Climate Change negotiatons to be held in December. Cognizant of the fact that Climate Change poses an imminent threat, the Government of Pakistan is also endeavouring to address it through policy changes and national initiatives and IUCN, with finanial assistance of Department for International . Development, UK is assisting in these efforts. …  

16 Sep 2009 | International news release

Himalaya Mountains

New Tools for Mountain Ecosystems Management

Innovative tools and experiences for mountain ecosystems management were highlighted at final workshop of the Hindu Kush Karakoram Himalaya (HKKH) Partnership in Katmandu, Nepal. …  

07 Sep 2009 | Event

Balochistan

Help for Pakistan’s poorest

Balochistan is the largest of Pakistan’s four provinces. With its harsh climate and landscape, it is the poorest and least populated. Watershed degradation has created an extremely fragile environment. Here, people’s livelihoods depend mainly on agriculture and livestock, both extremely susceptible to the frequent droughts and flash floods that plague the area. …  

31 Aug 2009 | News story

Two Day dialogue on National Wetlands Policy concludes

Experts highlight need for continuity in wetlands management   BHURBAN August 20:  A two day National Wetlands policy dialogue concluded in Bhurban today, with the Inspector General of Forests, Dr. Iqbal Sial calling for the establishment of a Wetlands Management Endowment Fund to fill the vaccum after the winding of the Pakistan Wetlands programme. …  

20 Aug 2009 | International news release

Balochistan Minister for Forests and Wildlife assures full support to the Juniper project

ZIARAT August 19: Maulana Abdul Samad Akhundzada, Minister for Forests and Wildlife Balochistan visitedthe office of the Juniper Forest Ecosystem Conservation Project Office, Ziarat. He was welcomed by the Project Team. He was briefed about the goals and objectives of the Juniper Forest Ecosystem Conservation Project by the Project Manager, Syed Ghulam Mohammad. …  

19 Aug 2009 | News story

Mangrove plantation at Pasni

Tree plantation at Pasni

In keeping with IUCN-Pakistan’s commitment to fully take part in the National Tree Plantation Day designated as such by the Ministry of Environment, on August 18, 2009, IUCN Dist. Gwadar office in arranged to plant 3000 plants in Pasni. …  

18 Aug 2009 | News story

IUCN plants 10,000 mangrove saplings to mark National Tree Plantation Day

KARACHI August 18: It was all fanfare and activity on a mudflat island beyond Rehri village in the Korangi creek as IUCN staff, local community members and students of schools in Ibrahim Hyderi and Rehri village got down to the task of planting 6000 mangrove saplings. …  

18 Aug 2009 | International news release

Lecture being delivered by Saadullah Ayaz

IUCN joins NWFP Forest Department and Town Committee in Joint Tree Plantation Campaign for Nawanshehr, Abbottabad

Background

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is implementing a project on “Building Coalitions for Change to Implement Pro-Poor Environmental Fiscal Reforms (EFR) in Pakistan”, in the Abbottabad district. …  

14 Aug 2009 | News story

Consultative workshop for Integrated District Development Vision of District Mastung organized by IUCN Balochistan

QUETTA July 27: A meeting in connection with the Integrated District Development Vision (IDDV)  consultation process for political awareness was held in Quetta by theIUCN Quetta Office. Government officials from agriculture, EDO planning and finance, EDO health,  EDO Education, Director Education, ucation, EDO Community Development, EDO Revenue, Union Council Nazim Mastung, EDO Livestock, media representatives from Mastung, members of civil society, Naseebullah Khan District Coordinator Pishin/Mastung/Quetta from  IUCN, Abdul Latif Rao resource person from IUCN Balochistan were present in the meeting. It was chaired by District  Coordination Officer Mastung  Asfandyar Khan chaired the meeting. …  

27 Jul 2009 | International news release

Manager IUCN Balochistan giving the opening address.

“Air pollution in Quetta has increased to a dangerous level; time to act is now or never ” Secretary Environment, Balochistan

QUETTA, July 21: (IUCN) –The Clean air Quality Initiative of Quetta city held a meeting at the IUCN Quetta Office to discuss the threat posed by urban air pollution. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary Environment Munir Ahmed Badini, who urged for awareness raising measures for the residents of Quetta. …  

21 Jul 2009 | International news release