Details of Margallah Tunnel Project be made public, urges civil society

A special meeting of the NGOs and Islamabad-based civil society members of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Pakistan National Committee (PNC), was held in Islamabad today to discuss the environmental impact of the Margallah Hills Tunnel Project. …  

04 Oct 2013 | International news release

IUCN Pakistan and Climate Change Division signing and an Agreement

IUCN Pakistan and Climate Change Division ink an Agreement for stimulating Market demand for Biodiversity friendly products in Northern Pakistan

IUCN Pakistan and the Climate Change Division, Government of Pakistan signed an Agreement today in Islamabad during the GEF Global Environmental Facility Steering Committee meeting. …  

05 Sep 2013 | International news release

Freedom - A Story on Partridge

By Mirza Mohammad Salman

It all started with a crack as I pushed my way out of the shell into this world, unaware of what life had in store for me. I drew my first breath and basked in the sunlight coming at me filtered through the branches of the Kikar tree father and mother had chosen as home. It was a beautiful afternoon in June. …  

02 Sep 2013 | News story

Meeting with The Governor of Balochistan, Mr. Mohammad Khan Achakzai

Meeting of the IUCN Regional Director with Balochistan government officials

Ms. Kabraji updated the Chief Minister, Dr. Malik Baloch about the initiatives and interventions carried out by IUCN, particularly in the coastal areas of Balochistan. …  

30 Aug 2013 | News story

MFF 10th NCB Meeting

Mangroves for the Future Programme contributing to address coastal resources management issues in Pakistan

Tenth meeting of the National Coordinating Body (NCB) of Mangroves for the Future Programme (MFF) was held on 21 August 2013 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi under the Chairmanship of Syed Mahmood Nasir, Inspector General Forest, Climate Change Division, Islamabad. …  

24 Aug 2013 | News story

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