Mangrove plantation in Karachi

MNAs participate in mangrove sapling plantation

KARACHI February 22: Three members of the sub-committee of National Assembly's Standing Committee on Environment joined school children of Karachi in planting mangrove saplings in the mud flat between Jherry and Gharo creek in the Port Qasim area. …  

22 Feb 2009 | International news release

Javed Jabbar reelected as one of 4 Global Vice Presidents of IUCN

KARACHI 03 FEB:  – On 2nd. February, on the first day of its meeting in Gland, Switzerland, Council of the IUCN, Internatonal Union for the Conservation of Nature, reelected Former Senator, Minister and prominent media personality of Pakistan, Javed Jabbar re-elected as one of its 4 Global Vice Presidents in his voluntary work capacity for the period of 2009-2012. He had previously been elected in that capacity for the period 2005-2008. …  

04 Feb 2009 | International news release

Federal Minister of Environment addressing the Regional Climate Change Conference

Climate change to have devastating effect on many sectors, experts warn; the poorest to be worst hit

Islamabad, Pakistan, 14 January, 2009 (IUCN) – Weather patterns in the future will be characterised by intensity and extremes, and the effects will be felt in a wide range of sectors from agriculture and water resource management to health and infrastructure. This was stated by experts participating in the two-day regional conference, “Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for South Asia.” …  

14 Jan 2009 | International news release

Prime Minister of Pakistan addressing the Regional Conference on Climate Change 2009

Climate change an economic threat, say experts

Climate change an economic threat, say experts
Islamabad, Pakistan, 13 January, 2009 (IUCN) – Climatic changes are likely to intensify the environmental stresses that lead to land degradation, shortfalls in food production, rural poverty and urban unrest. This was stated by Dr R.K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in his keynote speech delivered on Tuesday at a two-day regional conference, “Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for South Asia”. …  

13 Jan 2009 | International news release

Orientation Workshop and Policy Seminar, Banking on mangroves: a case for investing in coastal ecosystems

Event
Banking on mangroves: a case for investing in coastal ecosystems is organised jointly by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Pakistan and the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

A close shot of medicinal plant Timur (zanthoxylum arnatum).

India’s wild medicinal plants threatened by over-exploitation

India is a hub of the wild-collected plant medicine industry in Asia, but key species have declined due to over-collection to supply domestic and foreign medicinal markets, according to IUCN and TRAFFIC researchers. …  

24 Nov 2008 | International news release

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED

IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

Disaster Risk, Livelihoods and Natural Barriers, Strengthening Decision-Making Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk, Livelihoods and Natural Barriers, Strengthening Decision-Making Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction

IUCN Pakistan, GIAN, UNEP, UNIL (2007).  vi+50pp.
Authors: Sudmeier-Rieux, K., Qureshi, R.A., Peduzzi, P., Nessi, J., Breguet, A., Dubois, Jaboyedoff, M., Jaubert, R., Rietbergen, S., Klaus, R. and M.A. Cheema.
 

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Disaster Risk, Livelihoods and Natural Barriers, Strengthening Decision-Making Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk, Livelihoods and Natural Barriers, Strengthening Decision-Making Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction

A Case Study from Northern Pakistan.
IUCN Pakistan, GIAN, UNEP, UNIL (2007).  vi+50pp.
Authors: Sudmeier-Rieux, K., Qureshi, R.A., Peduzzi, P., Nessi, J., Breguet, A., Dubois, Jaboyedoff, M., Jaubert, R., Rietbergen, S., Klaus, R. and M.A. Cheema.  …  

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