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    Five Endangered Plants In Pakistan

  • PM approves launching of ‘Green Pakistan Programme’ to add 100 million plants over next five years

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved launching of the ‘Green Pakistan Programme’ whereby over 100 million trees will be planted in the country...

    Whether it’s the ongoing one billion tree Tsunami campaign of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or the ‘Green Pakistan Programme’ of the PML-N’s federal government, people across the board are of the view that the initiatives are a good omen...

  • Endangered eagle hatched in captivity

    MANILA: A Philippine eagle chick has been hatched in captivity, conservationists said on Thursday, boosting the critically-endangered species’ fight against extinction...

    The Swiss-based International Union for the Conservation of Nature lists the species as “critically endangered”, due to hunting and the depletion of its tropical rainforest habitat...

  • Six endangered falcons recovered from DHA flat

    All species of falcons are endangered and protected under the provincial law...

    “While some species of falcons are hunted in Pakistan during their winter stay in the country, these birds are also captured in Afghanistan, brought to Sindh via Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and then smuggled out to the Middle Eastern countries such as Dubai,” Mr Soomro explained, highlighting efforts of his department in detaining traffickers...

  • Proposal to declare fort, Shalamar Gardens endangered: activists

    According to the activists, in its draft decision by technical experts, which was now up for vote for formalisation in the committee on July 17, the body regretted that Pakistan had not complied with its guidelines, and questioned the basis of official conclusion that the project would not threaten these heritage sites...

    The decision of the committee, shared by the Pakistan chapter of International Council on Monuments and Sites...

  • World’s most endangered species

    Dear friends, we share planet Earth with millions of other species of plants and animals...

    To protect and save these endangered creatures, “World Endangered Species Day” is celebrated each year on the third Friday of May, by animal welfare organisations...

  • Rangers' powers: 'Will side with institutions if democracy endangered', says MQM's Waseem Akhtar

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) mayoral candidate for Karachi Waseem Akhtar, while referring to the issue of extension of the Rangers' stay in Sindh, said he would side with democratic institutions if the situation turned to one where democracy was endangered...

    He called for the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali to take action under Article 140 A of the Constitution and devolve powers to local government...

  • Endangered white rhino dies at San Diego zoo

    SAN DIEGO: One of only four northern white rhinos believed left in the world died on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park...

    Nola, a 41-year-old female who has been at the park since 1989, was euthanised after her health took a turn for the worse, a zoo statement said
  • Ravindra Jadeja in trouble for clicking pictures with endangered lions

    AHMEDABAD: Forestry officials in western India have ordered an inquiry after cricketer Ravindra Jadeja posted several photos on social media of him and his wife posing with endangered Asiatic lions...

    The Asiatic lion was listed as endangered in 2008, up from being classified as critically endangered in 2000, after numbers improved in the forest...

  • Critically endangered sawfish caught and sold in Gwadar

    Karachi: A very rare fish recently caught by fishermen off the coast of Gwadar in Balochistan was sold for Rs26,000, World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) officials said on Monday...

    Listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), sawfish is also included in Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which prohibits trade in those species... ...

  • The endangered Kalash

    It is an integral part of the pluralist society that Pakistan is, and must always remain so, and its culture must be protected against all possible attacks, for it is a most valuable part of the Pakistani people’s heritage...

  • Giant pandas no longer 'endangered' in China

    HONOLULU: Decades of conservation work in China have paid off for the giant panda, whose status was upgraded Sunday from "endangered" to "vulnerable" due to a population rebound, officials said...

    The improvement for the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) was announced as part of an update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, the world's most comprehensive inventory of plants and animals...

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