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

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  signing between IUCN Pakistan and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)

IUCN Pakistan, FPCCI sign MoU for Promoting Sustainable Development in Pakistan

IUCN Pakistan and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint initiatives towards sustainable development in Pakistan. The MoUwas signed at a simple ceremony held at the office of the FPCCI. The MoU was signed by the IUCN Pakistan, Country Representative, Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema and FPCCI President Mian Mohammad Idrees. …  

15 May 2015 | International news release

Political Dialogue on ‘Commuting with Dignity’

The Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project organized a political dialogue in Islamabad today to reaffirm the need for sustainable transport systems in the country and to discuss the stance of prominent political parties of the country on the issue of mass transit systems. …  

10 Feb 2015 | International news release

Celebrating World Wetlands Day - Conservation of “world’s supermarkets” must for a better future

IUCN under the USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Programme funded ‘Saving the Endangered Sea Turtles’ Project organized the World Wetlands Day 2015 at the Wetland Centre Sandspit, Karachi. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

Focus on Climate Change, Water Issues Required for Environmental Sustainability

At a meeting held in Karachi, Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan, Federal Secretary Climate Change Division, reiterated government’s commitment to addressing various climate-change related issues, describing water as one requiring urgent attention. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director Asia, Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan, IUCN Vice President, Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative - IUCN Pakistan during IDCG 2015

Water scarcity, other environmental issues major future threat to Pakistan - preventive measures called for

In a meeting comprising donors and development sector experts, IUCN Pakistan highlighted some of the major environmental issues, mainly water, that are highly likely to plague the country in coming years. …  

21 Jan 2015 | International news release

Black Buck

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Revision Announcement

The Office of the Inspector general Forests (OIGF) Climate Change Division of the Government of Pakistan through its Biodiversity Directorate is currently focusing on implementing a Strategic Plan and Aichi Biodiversity Targets 2011-2020. …  

18 Nov 2014 | International news release