The World Conservation Union (IUCN) undertook two missions to selected districts of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), which were badly affected by the earthquake (EQ) of October 8, 2005. This report provides an overview of environmental conditions prevalent in the visited areas prior to the devastation caused by the earthquake, general observations made during the two missions and a qualitative analysis of post-EQ environmental risks. Based on these observations and analyses, the report elaborates on the potential environmental risks and highlights the needs that exist in the areas with respect to environment and livelihoods. 


IUCNP Earthquake Report