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  • World Wetlands Day Celebration 2018 World Wetlands Day Celebration 2018 Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    IUCN-Engro Foundation Awareness Campaign along Karachi coast Wetlands increasingly recognized as buffers against climate change impacts

    07.02.2018

    IUCN Pakistan in collaboration with Engro Foundation, organized an awareness-raising campaign for schools located around the Karachi’s Rehri Goth and Ibrahim Hyderi villages on the occasion of World Wetlands Day on 2nd February 2018.

  • Sewing and candle-making: Empowering the women of Keti Bandar

    05.02.2018

    In the coastal town of Keti Bandar in Sindh Province, Pakistan, locals once cultivated red rice on mudflats which received abundant freshwater from the Indus River Delta, the fifth largest delta in the world. Red rice cultivation was a source of livelihood...

  • Launching Ceremony of Business and Biodiversity Platform Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    Launching Ceremony of Business and Biodiversity Platform

    09.01.2018

    On December 20th, 2017, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) and leading private sector companies of Pakistan jointly launched Pakistan’s first Business and Biodiversity Platform (BBP) at a ceremony held at PQA...

  • Mr.Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan addressing the participants Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    IUCN-USAID Integrated Coastal Management Project Successfully Draws to a Close

    30.11.2017

    IUCN Pakistan organized the Closing Ceremony of its USAID funded project titled: “Integrated Approach to Education, Capacity Building and Livelihood Development of Coastal Communities in Sindh and in Baluchistan Provinces” at a local hotel in Karachi. Ms....

  • Rhizophora mangrove saplings planted near Dewani Creek, Pakistan Photo: © IUCN Pakistan

    Beyond frontiers – Engaging the Pakistan Navy in coastal governance

    14.11.2017

    Fisheries are the primary livelihood sector for 80% of the coastal population of Pakistan, but this sector contributes to only 0.5% of national GDP and 1% of the country’s labour force. Fish and fishery-related exports yield, on average, a sum of PKR 8.8...

  • Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan emphasised on the seriousness of the issue of illegal trade in this endangered species. Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan emphasised on the seriousness of the issue of illegal trade in this endangered species. Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    Experts for Stringent Measures to Address Illegal Trade of Fresh Water Turtles in Pakistan

    08.11.2017

    IUCN Pakistan organized a Consultative Workshop in collaboration with the Sindh Wildlife Department, Government of Sindh, to discuss the findings of a study jointly conducted on illegal trade of freshwater turtles in Sindh and Balochistan, under a USAID-...

  • Meeting of the IUCN Pakistan Members’ National Committee Meeting of the IUCN Pakistan Members’ National Committee Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    NGO Members of IUCN in Pakistan propose Private/Public body to monitor the conservation and environmental degradation in the country

    26.10.2017

    A meeting of the IUCN Pakistan Members’ National Committee was held at its Country Office on October 24, 2017. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Amjad Rashid, CEO, Taraqee Foundation. The Pakistan Committee of IUCN Pakistan Members is composed of the Ministry of...

  • MFF National Coordinating Body 17th Moot Discusses New Protected Areas after Astola Declaration   Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    MFF National Coordinating Body 17th Moot Discusses New Protected Areas after Astola Declaration

    18.09.2017

    The 17th meeting of National Coordinating Body (NCB) of Mangroves for the Future Programme (MFF) Pakistan was organized by IUCN Pakistan on 15th September, 2017 at the HEJ - Institute of Chemistry.  The meeting was chaired by Federal Secretary, Ministry...

  • Photo: © MFF Pakistan

    Recycling water on Manora Island

    08.09.2017

    Once a small fishing village with clear seawater, serene beaches, creeks and islands covered with lush green mangroves, Karachi has now been transformed into a hub supporting almost 70% of Pakistan's industry and external trade.

  • MAC Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan addressing the audience Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    Pakistan exceeds Bonn Challenge commitment with Billion Tree Tsunami

    23.08.2017

    The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the first sub-national entity to register with the Bonn Challenge...

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