14 December, 2012
10,000 Students to benefit from environmental education campaign by WWF – Pakistan and Lahore Waste Management Companymore
4th December, 2012
WWF Concerned Over Illegal Trade of Leather Jackets with Wild Animals Fur Trimmingsmore
18 November, 2012
ENTHUSIASTIC STUDENTS FROM DIFFERENT SCHOOLS WALK FOR SUSTAINABILITY:more
6 November, 2012
International Ramsar Mission Concludes Flood Management Advisory Tourmore
19 October, 2012
“Youth Engagement and Capacity Building through Eco-Internship”more
11 October, 2012
“WWF – Pakistan and Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Hydrobiology) Sign agreement to Conserve Endangered Indus River Dolphin”more
8 October, 2012
Illegal Capture and Trade Threatens Pakistan’s Endangered Freshwater Turtlesmore
18 September, 2012
More than 45000 students to benefit from WWF & SNGPL environmental education campaignmore
18 September, 2012
WWF Engages Large Corporations to Spread Environmental Awarenessmore
1St September, 2012
Zoo Event Celebrates Conservation Efforts for Critically Endangered Bird Speciesmore
30th August, 2012
River Ravi Commission Reconvenes; Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater of Ravi Discussedmore
30th June, 2012
TNS Beaconhouse makes practical environmental learning a part of its core curriculum with help from WWF - Pakistanmore
24th June, 2012
Ravi Commission Holds Decisive Meeting, Vows to Work on Restoration of the River’s Ecological Valuemore
5th June, 2012
Green Economy the only way forward for sustainable developmentmore
28th May, 2012
WWF – Pakistan and BNU Sign MoU, Vow to work for Environmental Educationmore
28th May, 2012
GIS Training and Consultative Workshop Organized for the Forest Cover Assessment of Balochistan more
19 February, 2012
Taking the Show on Road! WWF - Pakistan’s Travelling Nature Carnival 2012more
17 February, 2012
Snow Leopards descend down to Doyan valley, a place near Gilgitmore
27 January, 2012
Human Welfare and Nature Conservation Society (HWNCS) funds Common Leopard Conservation and Researchmore
16 January, 2012
Training Course on Object Based Image Analysis more
1 December, 2011
WWF Eco Internship Draws Students at NUSTmore
25 November, 2011
WWF and FC College Partner on ‘Green School Programme’more
03 November, 2011
International Vulture Awareness Daymore
22 October, 2011
WWF – Pakistan’s Annual Spellathon Competition Draws Hundreds of School Childrenmore
06 October, 2011
An Agreement Signed Between Punjab Forest Department and WWF – Pakistan to Map and Monitor the Forests of Murree Forest Divisionmore
16 June, 2011
International press visits WWF – Pakistan Better Cotton project sitemore
16 June, 2011
New President of WWF – Pakistan Takes Officemore
18 May 2011
Syed Asad Ali Conservation Award & WWF – Pakistan’s Living Planet Awarded in a Grand Ceremonymore
15 April 2011
US Consul General Visits WWF – Pakistan Project Site
Lahore: United States Consul General Carmela Conroy visited WWF – Pakistan’s Vulture Conservation Center at Changa Manga to celebrate Earth Day. She was accompanied by Uzma Khan, Director Biodiversity and Sadduf Saleem, Conservation Officer from WWF – Pakistan. more
15 April 2011
WWF – Pakistan & SUPARCO Collaborate for Extensive GIS Work and Researchmore
25 March 2011
The main sponsors of EH 2011 are Inbox, Co sponsors Qarshi Group of Industries and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) . The official Media Partner nation-wide are GEO News and Radio Media Partner is FM 91.more
21 March, 2011
Lahore: WWF – Pakistan is celebrating the 2011 World Water Day by raising awareness and encouraging policy makers to look into sustainable development initiatives in our cities as a support to lessen stress on urban water systems. This year, the international World Water Day is being celebrated with the extended theme of ‘Water and Urbanization’.more
15 February 2011
Earth Hour Ambassador 2011 TO SPREAD THE WORD FOR EARTH HOUR 2011,
Switch off your lights for Earth Hour at 8:30pm on 26th March 2011 And show the world what can be done,
The largest environmental campaign in historymore
4th August 2010
WWF – Pakistan highlights the urgent need for improved governance and management of water resources for minimizing the impact of floods; supports local communities with relief and rescue efforts
March 11th 2010
Punjab Irrigation and Power Department, Punjab Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Department and WWF – Pakistan signed a tripartite Letter of Agreement (LoA) for the conservation of Taunsa Wildlife Sanctuary at the Irrigation and Power Department
December 19th 2009
The two Indus dolphins that have been rescued by the Sindh Wildlife Department and WWF - Pakistan from Mehsaro Wah (a minor channel stretched out from Ghotki Feeder that emanates from Guddu Barrage) on 19th December 2009. Both of these dolphins were young males weighing about 12 to 14 Kg and 3.5 and 4 feet in length. The approximate age these dolphins was 3 - 5 years. more
November 10th 2009
Country Manager Coca-Cola Pakistan and Afghanistan Attended the Project Steering Committee Meeting of Sub-Watershed Management and Environmental Awareness Project in and around Ayubia National Park (ANP), NWFP
Mr. Rizwan ullah Khan Country Manager Coca-Cola Pakistan and Afghanistan attended the Project Steering Committee meeting of the WWF-P’s and Coca-Cola Foundation joint project held on 3 November, 2009 in Green Retreat Hotel, Nathiagali. more
October 24th 2009
PEACE WALK from Khunjerab National Park to the end of Indus River in Karachi, Pakistan
Asghar and Ejaz Rumi from Sost village of Upper Gojal, one of the buffer zone communities of Khunjerab National Park are on PEACE WALK, starting from Khunjerab Pass (16,500 feet, one of the highest passes in the world) to the cost of Karachi. more
October 11th 2009
WWF – Pakistan’s Stall at SAMAA TV Live Festival
WWF – Pakistan in coordination with the Indus for All Programme (IFAP) and Pakistan Wetlands Programme (PWP) participated in a two days Samaa TV Live Festival organized by SAMAA TV on 10th and 11th October 2009. more
October 9th 2009
Certificate Distribution Ceremony for Beaconhouse Interns
Lahore: WWF - Pakistan organised a certificate distribution ceremony for the BSS Interns at WWF - Pakistan Head Office on October 9 at 3:30 p.m. About 40 students along with their parents attended the ceremony. more
September 18th 2009
FEJP Meeting held at WWF - Pakistan Head Office
AFEJP (Forum of Environmental Journalists of Pakistan) Meeting was held at WWF - Pakistan Head Office on 30th September 2009 at 3:00 pm. more
WWF welcomes CM comment about saving Canal Trees
WWF-Pakistan appreciates the commitment by the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr. Shahbaz Sharif that no trees will be cut along the Lahore Canal Road.
WWF Programmes to be aired on Apna Channel (Satellite TV)
WWF - Pakistan and Unique Production- Pakistan have signed a Six Months (June- December 2008) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which Unique Production will record 18 Programmes (Kissan Bethaks) of WWF – Pakistan’s ongoing Project ‘Better Management Practices (BMPs) for Thirsty Crops-Cotton & Sugarcane’ in Faisalabad and Bahawalpur Districts. The Apna Channel (Satellite TV) will telecast two episodes of these recorded programmes per month.
WWF documentaries to be aired on Virtual University
World Wide Fund for Nature Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) and Virtual University Pakistan have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding under which WWF - Pakistan will provide documentaries on important environmental and wildlife issues to Virtual University of Pakistan that will be aired by the latter. Documentaries cover diverse topics such as deforestation and Green turtles
Save turtles and mangrove forests of Sandspit: WWF Board of Governors
The WWF Pakistan Board of Governors showed concern at the ill-planned proposed “Sugar Land City”. The meeting of the Governors was held at the WWF Wetlands Center at Sandspit on 26 April, 2008.
Children learn through fun at WWF Wetlands Carnival
Thousands of school children and their families attended WWF Wetlands Carnival on Sunday, 20th April at Ali Institute of Education. It is the only environmental event in the city which involves schools, families and children. It is a means of education through entertainment.
WWF Pakistan’s statement on the role of wild birds in the spread of Avian Influenza outbreaks in Pakistan
After the recent outbreak of the H5N1 strain of Avian Influenza and the subsequent allegations that migratory birds are responsible for the spread of the disease to local poultry farms WWF Pakistan is concerned that such statements could have serious repercussion against wild bird populations and their habitats.
Establishment of Pakistan Whale and Dolphin society
Leading marine scientists including representatives of 10 different governmental and non-governmental organisations have agreed to form the first society to be dedicated to the study, promotion and conservation of Pakistan’s Whales and Dolphins. The inaugural meeting will take place in Karachi on January 5th 2008. The meeting is being convened by Commander Liaquat Ali (PN), who has been elected as the provisional honorary secretary of the society.
Latest facts confirm contradictions in Canal Road Widening Project
It has been announced that Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (TEPA) is to start widening of the Lahore Canal Bank Road to ease traffic pressure and to secure the travel time by about seven minutes from Mustafaabad to Thokar Niza Baig. WWF – Pakistan, Lahore Bachaoo Tehrik and Darakhat Bachaoo committee strongly oppose this superfluous chopping of trees.
WWF committed to Mountains
Today on World Mountain Day WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) reiterates its commitment to protect nature. Pakistan is home to Nanga Parbat, the second highest peak of the world. Mountains are an essential part of our ecosystem. Bearing this in mind, WWF Pakistan has initiated different projects for conserving the biodiversity of the northern areas – the forests and different species including the endangered Snow Leopard.
Engro and WWF join hands to conserve the Indus Dolphin
Engro Foods have contributed Rs. 4.5 million to WWF Pakistan’s Indus Dolphin Conservation. A ceremony to mark this agreement was held on Friday at WWF Pakistan’s Wetland Centre at Sandspit. This has been the largest Pakistani corporate sector contribution to WWF – Pakistan.
A Long-term Programme for Indus Ecoregion Launched
Chief Secretary Sindh, Mr. Ejaz Ahmad Qureshi, formally launched the Indus For All Programme in a ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel, Karachi, on Wednesday 29 August 2007.
WWF launches Birds of Pakistan
WWF, the world’s largest conservation organisation, on Saturday, 26th May 2007, launched Zahid Baig Mirza’s historic book ‘A Field Guide to Birds of Pakistan’ at a function organised in Islamabad. This is the first ever field guide to birds of Pakistan.
Chief Minister, Akram Khan Durrani appreciates WWF and NWFP Wildlife Department efforts in Palas
The Chief Minister NWFP, Mohammad Akram Khan Durrani, local leaders and the community has appreciated the conservation efforts of WWF and NWFP Wildlife Department in Palas. The Chief Minister recently (Thursday, May 03, 2007) visited the Conservation Centre, Seerghazi Abad, Palas in Kohistan. He was accompanied by Senator Maulana Naseeb Gul, Provincial Revenue Minister NWFP, Maulana Asmatullah, Tehsil Nazim, Malik Amir Zada, Tehsil Naib Nazim, Suhrab Khan, Nazims, Union Councilors and various government Officials.
Importance of environmental reporting stressed at WWF and EC workshop
The fifth ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards ceremony was held on 23 April at the Marriott Hotel Islamabad. The Chief Guest was Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan, Minister of State for Environment who gave away trophies to the winners. The winners were Engro Chemical Pakistan Limited. (Best Sustainability Report-Local listed Company), Pakistan Refinery Limited (Best Environmental Report – Lost listed Company), Engro Asahi Polymer and Chemicals Ltd.(Best Environmental Report – Unlisted Company), BP Pakistan Exploration & Production Inc. (Best Environmental Report – Multinational company) and Pakistan Tobacco Company Ltd. (Best Sustainability Report – Multinational company).
Importance of environmental reporting stressed at WWF and EC workshop
Lahore: The EU with the help of WWF and other national and international NGOs was helping preserve the environment and in the last ten years has invested more than 40 million euros in NWFP, Punjab and Sindh stated Imran Ashraf, Development Advisor, European Commission while inaugurating the two-day “An Update on Environmental Issues for Journalists” workshop organised by WWF and sponsored by EC at a local hotel on Monday March 20th. The objective of this workshop is to sensitise the media about environmental issues.
WWF appreciates PM’s response to its water campaign
WWF-Pakistan is thankful to Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz for his positive response to its Pakistan’s Waters at Risk campaign regarding water contamination in the country. WWF has demanded that Water Environmental Standards be developed and enforced, concerned agencies and industries be compelled to treat industrial and municipal wastewater and a National Water Quality Monitoring Commission be immediately established.
WWF’s travelling Wetlands Nature Carnival in Lahore
After holding a successful Carnival at Karachi, WWF-Pakistan on behalf of Pakistan Wetlands Programme organised a Wetlands Nature Carnival sponsored by Nestle Nido in Lahore on Sunday, 4th March 2007 at Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road. Dr. Bashir Ahmad Wani, Inspector General Forests, Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan was the chief guest at the occasion.
WWF, Ecomove and German Culture Centre hold successful film festival
Lahore: WWF and Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus (German Cultural Centre) together with Ecomove International inaugurated a two-day international environmental film festival – “Borderless – Humans and the Environment in a global world” on Monday, 12th February to a packed audience at the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus.
Hundreds of Dolphins spotted in Pakistani seas
Karachi: The Cetacean Conservation Pakistan (CCP) team, led by Dr. Mauvis Gore of the University Marine Biological Station in Scotland, and also comprising the researchers from WWF-Pakistan and Centre of Excellence in Marin Biology (CEMB), University of Karachi, has begun their new season surveying the whales, dolphins and porpoises or “cetaceans” found in Pakistani waters. In their latest survey on the continental shelf 120 km offshore—on 2000 meter deep waters—the team saw hundreds of spinner dolphins, both alone and in groups or “pods”, arriving from at least 2 km away. These dolphins are famous for their aerial display as they leap out of the water and spin before diving back in
Initiation of Pakistan Whale & Dolphin Group
Karachi: To raise general awareness and public interest in the conservation of cetacean (whales, dolphins, porpoises etc.) in Pakistan, and to promote the study and conservation of cetaceans in the country, WWF-Pakistan announces the initiation of the “Pakistan Whale and Dolphin Group” (PWDG) under the Darwin Initiative Project on the Conservation of Pakistan’s Marine Cetacean Biodiversity and Pelagic Environment.
WWF fits collar on Snow Leopard for the first time ever!
Chitral: A female snow leopard was captured and collared in Chitral Gol National Park, in northern Pakistan, on 17th November 2006. In the first of its kind study, the 35 kg (78 pound) leopard was fitted with a GPS-Satellite collar that will provide researchers with an unprecedented amount of precise data on snow leopard movements and habitat use.
Beach Cleaning Activity at Sandspit
Karachi: More than 500 participants, mostly students from various CDGK schools of North Karachi and Kemari Towns, WWF Community Girls School, Kaka Pir Village, and the staff of WWF and Sindh Wildlife department removed litter from Karachi’s Sandspit Beach, a globally significant turtle nesting beach, Tuesday 14th November, 2006. The activity was organised by WWF with the support of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), as a part of Indian Ocean South East Asia (IOSEA) ‘year of turtle 2006’ celebrations. Engineer Naeem ur Rehman Akhoond, Sr. General Manager, SSGC was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Beach Cleaning Activity at Sandspit
Karachi: WWF, with the support of ICI Pakistan Limited, organised a beach cleaning activity on Wednesday 8th November, 2006 at Sandspit. WWF has been endeavouring to save the marine turtles that come to nest on the beach along the Karachi coast. Pakistan is a signatory to the IOSEA Agreement on conservation of marine turtles. The IOSEA has declared 2006 as the ‘Year of Turtle’
Iqbal Qarshi new President WWF-Pakistan
Lahore: Mr. Iqbal Ahmad Qarshi was unanimously elected the new President of the Board of Trustees of World Wide Fund for nature-Pakistan in a recent Board meeting of the conservation organisation. The meeting was attended by Syed Babar Ali, Brig. Mukhtar Ahmed, Mrs. Nasreen Kasuri, Ms Spenta Captain Kandawalla, Himayatullah Khan, Khalid Mahmood, Dr. Kausar Malik, Qazi Azmat Isa, Dr. Bashir Wani, Dr. Feriha Peracha and Ali Habib. The Board members also thanked the outgoing President Altaf Saleem for his valuable contribution to the organisation.
WWF fears adverse impact on Mangroves biodiversity of Bundal Islands
Lahore: WWF fears adverse impact on Mangrove forest biodiversity of the islands of Bundal and Buddo as Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has approved in principle the development of Diamond Bar Island city in the twin islands off Port Qasim along the Sindh coast by Emaar, a Dubai based firm.
WWF welcomes Diclofenac banning
WWF welcomes the decision of the Ministry of Health to ban Diclofenac in veterinary use. This ban and its effective implementation will ensure a safe environment for vulture species in Pakistan. The widespread use of Diclofenac in the livestock husbandry has led to more than 90% decline in three species of vultures in South Asia. Diclofenac is also banned in India and drug manufacturers in Nepal have already started manufacturing the recommended alternative drug, Meloxicam.
Teachers training workshop
On 19 and 20th September 2006, The Freshwater and Toxics Programmes team facilitated a local NGO Idara-e-Taleem-o- Aagahi in organizing two days teachers training workshop. Senior staff members from (FTP) have participated in training workshop on Environmental Education.
Environmental violations in Murree
Development is a response to growing population and need for economic gains. However, a balance between development and conservation needs to be created. An example of such an imbalance in Pakistan is Murree. Despite legislation barring structures higher than 25 feet there are a number of multiple storey buildings in Murree.
GIS maps of Protected Areas demarcation
Lahore: A three-day national consultative workshop was organised by WWF from 8th to 10th September 2006 in Nathiagali. The workshop was technically supported by the Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan and sponsored by Pakistan Petroleum Exploration and Production Companies Association (PPEPCA).
Satellite transmitters installed onmarine turtles
In order to monitor the movement pattern of marine turtles, WWF – Pakistan, the largest conservation NGO in the country, in collaboration with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and the Sindh Wildlife Department, a installed satellite transmitter on a marine turtle at Sandspit, Karachi coast on Thursday, 7th September, 2006. Mr. Majid Ali Al-Mansouri, Secretary General, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
WWF – Pakistan initiates a consultative process to assist Ministry of Environment
Lahore: WWF has initiated a consultative process for developing ‘National Surface Water Classification Criteria and Irrigation Water Quality Guidelines’. A meeting was held in this regard on August 2, 2006 at WWF – Pakistan Head Office. The initiative has been taken under Phase II of Hudiara Drain Project. Representatives from research and academia, Federal EPA, Punjab EPD, Irrigation Department (Directorate of Land Reclamation), Federal Environmental Management Unit (NDP), Provincial Irrigation and Drainage Authority (PIDA), Agriculture Department (Soil Fertility Cell) participated in the meeting.
Appeal to governor to prevent National park encroachment
LAHORE: WWF is alarmed at the news item that appeared on Tuesday, 26th July, in a national newspaper, stating that the government is about to allocate a large section of the Hingol National park to the Pakistan Air Force.
Payment for Environmental Services Scheme: Case for Nathiagali
NATHIAGALI: A workshop ‘Towards A Payment for Environmental Services Scheme: Case for Nathiagali’ was held on 22nd July,2006 in Mukshpuri Hotel, Dunga Gali by WWF-Pakistan. WWF-Pakistan has recently completed a feasibility study to assess whether a mechanism by the name of ‘Payments for Environmental Services’ (PES) can be set up in Nathiagali that would help manage its unique environment by rewarding those who are involved in managing the natural resources of the area.
WWF – Pakistan hails the announcement of Intra-city Train Plan in Lahore
LAHORE – World Wide Fund for Nature Pakistan (WWF – Pakistan) hails the decision of the District Nazim, Mian Amir Mehmood, of proposing a commuter train from Shahdra to Raiwaind. WWF – Pakistan considers this a step towards reducing the traffic load on the roads and controlling hazardous vehicular emissions that is polluting the environment at an accelerating rate
Mr. Shazado Bhayo, Former Game Officer SWD and a dedicated conservationist for Indus Dolphin Conservation Project passed away on Sunday June 18, 2006 at 4:00am (Inna Lillahay Wa Inna Alaiyhe Rajaeoon). WWF – Pakistan expresses its heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of a great conservationist and prays to Almighty Allah to grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. He will always be remembered for his valuable services rendered as a conservationist
Protect oceans now - save fisheries and reduce poverty
LAHORE – World Ocean’s Day is held annually on June 8th in honour of our planet’s most diverse and threatened ecosystem. Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, it is hoped that World Ocean’s Day will help raise awareness of the threats to ocean life. The world’s oceans are under greater pressure than ever before. More than three-quarters of the world’s fish stocks are fished to their maximum capacity, recovering from collapse or over-fished. Important habitats are being lost and damaged. If present rates of destruction continue, 60 per cent of the world's coral reefs will be destroyed within the next 30 years.
WWF – Pakistan holds Snow Leoprd Network meeting
LAHORE: WWF – Pakistan is holding, for the first time in Pakistan, a meeting of the Snow Leopard Network Committee from May 23-24, 2006 in Nathiagali in which key conservationists from Pakistan and around the world will meet. On May 25, 2006 decisions taken in the meeting shall be shared with the participants of the session and also with media through a press release.
WWF – Pakistan and CPI pledge to promote Better Environmental Management Practices in Textile industries
Lahore – WWF – Pakistan in collaboration with Cleaner Technology Programme (CTP) for Industry, organised training workshops for Textile Processing Mills on water & Energy Conservation and Better Environmental Management Practices (BEMPs) in Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad from 2nd May to 9th May 2006.
WWF - Pakistan Nature Carnival 2006
Lahore–WWF - Pakistan organised the annual Nature Carnival on Sunday 19th of March, 2006 at Ali Institute of Education Ferozepur Road, Lahore. The event featured a Nature Exhibition by different schools of the city. These exhibits were prepared on various environmental themes which were Man-Leopard Conflict, Marine and Freshwater Turtle and Natural Disasters etc.
WWF – Pakistan concern over construction of Bhasha Dam
LAHORE– This is in reference to the Presidential address on the television the other day regarding the construction of the Bhasha Dam. While recognising the need for having water reservoirs for the irrigation and power, WWF – Pakistan sees it as a part of the overall water shed services.
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