Pakistan

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Pakistan.

A field of tiny mangrove saplings planted in deep silt
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...
The reckless degradation of coastal and marine resources has led to the depletion of wild fish stocks and ecosystem services. This is caused by the use of harmful fishing gear, weak enforcement of...
Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan emphasised on the seriousness of the issue of illegal trade in this endangered species.
IUCN Pakistan organized a Consultative Workshop in collaboration with the Sindh Wildlife Department, Government of Sindh, to discuss the findings of...
The workshop, held under the USAID-funded project “Integrated Approach to Education, Capacity Building and Livelihood Development of Coastal Communities in Sindh and in Baluchistan Provinces”,...
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...
“This was achieved due to the highest commitment and dedication shown by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” said experts today at a ceremony held in Islamabad where IUCN handed over the...
Brochure IUCN in Asia   IUCN IN ASIA REPORTS IUCN in Asia Profile 2015 IUCN in Asia Profile 2013- 14 IUCN in Asia Profile 2012 IUCN in Asia Profile 2011 IUCN in Asia...
Once a small fishing village with clear seawater, serene beaches, creeks and islands covered with lush green mangroves, Karachi has now been...
Lying southwest of Karachi city is a small island called Manora. Traditionally a fishing village, the island now hosts naval installations because of its strategic location. Its sandy beaches are...
A Handbook on Pakistan's Coastal and Marine Resources   National Action Programme to Combat Desertification in Pakistan
The 17th meeting of National Coordinating Body (NCB) of Mangroves for the Future Programme (MFF) Pakistan was organized by IUCN Pakistan on 15th...
In his opening remarks, Mr. Abu Ahmed Akif, Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, highlighted key successes the Ministry achieved jointly with IUCN and other stakeholders as well as brought focus on...
Snow Leopard
The survival of the snow leopard was the focus of the recent International Snow Leopard and Ecosystems Forum 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, which...
Although rarely seen by human eye, its spirit lives in the cultures of the 12 nations of which it is resident. The snow leopard is a magnificent big cat, roaming mountainous ranges on altitudes...
PN Mangrove Plantation
An inaugural ceremony of Pakistan Navy Mangroves Plantation Campaign 2017 was organized by the Pakistan Navy in collaboration with IUCN Pakistan’s...
Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI(M), Chief of the Naval Staff was the chief guest on the occasion. The event was attended by senior command officials of Pakistan Navy, the Federal Secretary of Ministry...
4 men in white and two in black plant a tree with shovel, green signs in back
The Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province has surpassed its target by restoring and...
Launched in 2015 by Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party, the Billion Tree Tsunami aims to turn the tide on land degradation and loss in the mountainous, formerly forested KPK...
Billion Tree Tsunami
Pakistan's largest ever eco-investment - "Billion Tree Tsunami" successfully surpasses its "Bonn Challenge" Commitment
IUCN Congratulates the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on reaching this momentous milestone. Inger Anderson, Director General IUCN      
Meeting with Governer
Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan accompanied by Dr Abdul Majeed, Water Energy and Climate Change Expert, IUCN...
The IUCN delegation was welcomed by H.E. the Governor. Mr. Cheema presented an overview of IUCN niche and traced the history of activities carried out since 1985 when IUCN was established in Pakistan...

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