Arabian Oryx

New Guidelines on conservation translocations published by IUCN

As the world’s biodiversity faces the incessant threats of habitat loss, invasive species and climate change, there is an increasing need to consider more direct conservation interventions. Humans have moved organisms between sites for their own purposes for millennia, and this has yielded benefits for human kind, but in some cases has led to disastrous impacts. In response to this complex aspect of conservation management, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) and Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) have revised and published the IUCN ‘Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations’. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story

Pakistan makes it to the Guinness World Records by planting 847,275 mangrove saplings in a day

“The Sindh Forest Department has set a Guinness World Record for planting a maximum number of mangroves saplings at Keti Bunder”, informed the Additional Secretary Sindh Forest and Wildlife Department, Mr. Aijaz Ahmed Nizamani at a press conference held here on June 22, in Keti Bunder. …  

23 Jun 2013 | International news release

The floating jetty at Hajamro Creek, main Keti Bunder Town

The Sindh Forest Department all set to inscribe its name in the Guinness World Records

The Sindh Forest Department is attempting to inscribe its name in the Guinness World Records by planting maximum number of mangrove saplings during the daylight hours in Kharo Chaan, Thatta District on June 22, 2013. …  

21 Jun 2013 | News story

WED 2013

The World Environment Day – Think, Eat, Save

IUCN in collaboration with UNESCO and Balochistan Environmental Protection Agency, Government of Balochistan organized a Seminar to mark the World Environment Day 2013 on 5th June at Serena hotel Quetta. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day was Think, Eat, Save. …  

05 Jun 2013 | News story

World Biodiversity Day 2013

Conserving the Diversity of Life - International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22nd has been declared the International Day for Biological Diversity to highlight why we need to stop the biodiversity loss if we were to sustain life on Earth …  

22 May 2013 | International news release

A Step towards easing Pakistan’s water woes – National Consultative Workshop on Water

IUCN Pakistan organized a National consultative workshop on ‘Pakistan Water Programme’ in collaboration with Oxfam-Novib at a local hotel in Islamabad. The objective of the consultative workshop was to discuss the key issues Pakistan is facing in terms of depleting water resources. …  

18 Apr 2013 | International news release

Striving to elevating Environment on the Election Agenda

The National Impact Assessment Programme under the auspicious of IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Government of Pakistan organized first of its kind roundtable dialogue titled: “Highlighting Environment on Election Agenda in Pakistan” at a local hotel in Islamabad. …  

03 Apr 2013 | International news release

MFF - Project Cycle Management Training Participants

Mangroves for the Future Programme trains Local Organisations for the development works along the Balochistan and Sindh coasts

A two-day workshop organised by the Mangroves for the Future Programme on Project Cycle Management and proposal writing concluded here in Karachi today. …  

28 Feb 2013 | News story

Collaboration of IUCN and Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Limited is greening the shores of Port Qasim

Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Limited in collaboration with IUCN Pakistan organised a half-day event at the PIBT site at Port Qasim to highlight the benefits of mangroves for the coastal communities and PIBT’s contribution towards greening and protecting the coasts in the vicinity of Port Qasim. …  

21 Feb 2013 | International news release

World Wetlands Day celebrated at Keenjhar Lake, the largest fresh water source for the cities of Karachi and Thatta

IUCN Pakistan in collaboration with the Mangroves for the Future Programme, Sindh Coastal Community Project of the Sindh Coastal Development Authority, and Sindh Fisheries Department, celebrated the World Wetland Day at the Keenjhar Lake, Thatta, to highlight the importance of the Keenjhar freshwater ecosystem on February 02, 2013. …  

02 Feb 2013 | International news release