Experts recommend safe zones for vultures due to very low population

Baanhn Beli and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, organized a workshop inviting stakeholders to put together a national vulture conservation strategy to arrest the years of decline in the species population across Pakistan. …  

18 Jan 2016 | News story

Group Photograph of Workshop Participants

Experts term transport sector major contributor to climate change National Conference on Sustainable Transport Debate Emissions and Transportation Issues in Pakistan

The national conference “Paving the Way for Sustainable Transport in Pakistan” commenced today in Islamabad, bringing together a wide range of national and international experts to discuss and share best practice and experiences in sustainable transport,  as well as to draw attention to increasing emissions. …  

21 Dec 2015 | International news release

Conference on Sustainable Transport - Booklet

Conference on sustainable transport begins tomorrow

Experts and stakeholders will explore practical opportunities and exchange experiences during a two-day national conference “Paving the Way for Sustainable Transport in Pakistan” starting on December 21. …  

20 Dec 2015 | News story

Participants from the FATA Secretariat, representatives of the KPK government, NGOs, CSOs and academia

Project on Improving Water Governance in FATA Kicks Off

Officials, Experts for Greater focus on Building Environmental Concerns into FATA Development

An inception meeting on Thursday marked the launch of a two-year project aimed at improving water governance in FATA - a region already crippled by instability and environmental degradation over the years. …  

12 Nov 2015 | News story

National Exposure Visit on Truck Freight System

Coordination between relevant institutions and stakeholders is crucial for the promotion of sustainable transport in Pakistan. In this regard a diverse group of relevant stakeholders physically visited and observed the operations of Karachi Port Trust and freight transport on 6th November 2015. …  

06 Nov 2015 | News story

‘Natural products being replaced with synthetic products’alarming, say experts

Pakistani products patented by other countries will have negative impacts – experts
 
A consultative meeting was organized jointly by the Ministry of Climate Change and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, to discuss possibilities of incorporating biosafety concerns into the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).  …  

21 Oct 2015 | International news release

Diclofenac is one of the main Causes of Vultures’ decline – experts

The vulture population in Pakistan has steeply declined over the last 20 years or so, and there is a need for accelerated efforts to save these large, magnificent birds, from the many insidious threats they’ve been facing. This was the key message conveyed at the launch of a new vulture conservation project that is jointly being implemented by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Baanhn Beli. …  

14 Sep 2015 | News story

White back and long billed vultures near Mithi Islamkot Sindh, Pakistan

Baanhn Beli and IUCN launch project to prepare Strategy for Protection and Conservation of fast-disappearing Vultures

At the Baanhn Beli office in Nagarparkar, Tharparkar, Sindh, close to the Pakistan-India border, a new project was launched with a simple yet colourful, well-attended event to prepare a comprehensive national strategy to protect and conserve vultures. These birds have become a highly endangered species in Pakistan in recent years. …  

28 Aug 2015 | News story

Students and Universities Agents of Change in promoting Sustainable Transport

An orientation session on awareness Raising Campaign on Sustainable Transport was organized at the NED University by IUCN PAKISTAN under the PAKSTRAN project in collaboration with NED University Karachi. …  

24 Aug 2015 | News story

KPK Launches Billion-tree Drive – A Contribution to Global Forestation Campaign

Government of Khyber Pakthunkhwa in collaboration with IUCN launched its billion-tree campaign as a contribution to the global Bonn Challenge on occasion the World Environment Day today, Islamabad. The Bonn Challenge was established at a ministerial roundtable in September 2011, at the invitation of the German Government and IUCN. It calls for the restoration of 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020.The KPK government had especially invited the IUCN President, Mr. Xinsheng Zhang to the inaugural ceremony.  …  

05 Jun 2015 | International news release

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