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  • Lahore, Karachi among 10 most polluted cities in world: WWF Pakistan DG

    ISLAMABAD: WWF Pakistan held its seventh annual Green Office Conference in the capital on Tuesday which focussed on the theme of air pollution...

    Welcoming the participants, WWF Pakistan Director General Hammad Naqi Khan said: “Lahore and Karachi are among the 10 most polluted cities in the world in terms of air quality according to AirVisual, an air quality monitor...

  • WWF-Pakistan, SNGPL to sensitise 3,000 students to environment issues

    LAHORE: World Wide Fund for Nature -Pakistan and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) signed an MoU to partner for the International Eco-Internship Programme (IEIP) under which the latter will sponsor 3,000 students to spread environmental education, says a press release...

    The agreement was signed by Anwar Naseem, WWF-Pakistan Senior Operations Director, and Amer Tufail, SNGPL Deputy Managing Director (Services)...

  • Hurricane Kamran helps Lahore Whites crush Islamabad

    RAWALPINDI: For the second straight night the Pindi Cricket Stadium crowd saw Lahore Whites storm to a nine-wicket victory in the Cool & Cool presents Jazz National T20 Cup as they outgunned Islamabad with Kamran Akmal playing another lead role late on Friday...

    The Whites’ skipper followed up his 40-ball 81 against Lahore Blues on Thursday night by smashing a remarkable tally of 17 boundaries and one six to make a cavalier 52-ball 91...

  • Decaying ‘sea sparkle’ bloom caused ‘mysterious’ stench: WWF-P

    KARACHI: A foul smell reported from various parts of the city on May 31 and particularly felt in the city’s South, East and Central districts along the coastal belt was linked to a marine species’ decaying bloom, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan reported on Friday...

    According to the organisation, the green bloom along Pakistan’s coast started appearing in February this year and continued till late May with a peak in March and...

  • Whale sightings on the rise with WWF-P’s crew-based observer programme, says report

    KARACHI: Forty-seven sightings of baleen whales, including 12 sightings of highly endangered Arab­ian Sea humpback whales, were reported off Pakis­tan’s coast last year thro­u­gh a fishing crew observer programme, says a World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) report...

    Titled ‘Arabian humpback and baleen whale sightings along the Pakistan coast: information generated through WWF Pakistan’s fishing crew observer programme’, the...

  • Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas: WWF

    NEW DELHI: A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)...

    WWF has compiled a survey of wildlife discovered by scientists across Bhutan, northeast India, Nepal, north Myanmar and southern Tibet in a bid to raise awareness of the threats facing the ecologically...

  • WWF for mass awareness drives on illegal wildlife trade

    LAHORE: World Wide Fund for Nature Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) board members in a meeting held at Lal Suhanra National Park emphasised the need for initiating mass awareness campaigns on illegal wildlife trade, according to a press release issued here on Sunday...

    Speaking on the occasion, WWF-Pakistan Director General Hammad Naqi Khan said illegal wildlife trade had become the fourth most profitable business in the world...

  • More frequent flood threat: WWF for management of watersheds, floodplains

    LAHORE: WWF-Pakistan has raised serious concerns over the increased frequency of massive floods while urging the government to reduce the impact of environmental hazards through better management of critical watersheds and floodplains...

    “Deforestation in watersheds and encroachments on floodplains for agriculture, human settlements and other purposes are the main reasons for the increasing devastation caused by heavy rains and...

  • WWF moves SC for demarcation of 250 protected areas

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was requested on Saturday to order demarcation of about 250 protected areas in the country, such as national parks, game reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, which might be threatened in the wake of extensive development work carried out under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    An application moved by Ahmer Bilal Soofi on behalf of the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature, Pakistan, argued that such...

  • WWF-Russia alerts conservationists to Saker Falcon in Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD: A Saker Falcon fitted with a satellite tracking device by the World Wide Fund (WWF) Russia for research purposes was caught by trappers in Balochistan some 10 days ago...

    Declared endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the falcon was bred in captivity and fitted with a satellite tracking device as conservationists were interested in studying the bird’s 5,000km plus migratory journey from Siberia...

  • WWF asks govt to resume winter survey of migratory birds

    ISLAMABAD: While this year’s monsoon rains bring hope for migratory bird species in Pakistan, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Saturday urged for efforts to curb their illegal trade and hunting, warning they may cause irreparable damage to the environment...

    On this year’s World Migratory Bird Day, marked on Oct 10, WWF-Pakistan has asked the federal government to resume the Annual Winter Fowl Survey, which was conducted every year in...

  • Dams planned under CPEC may harm Indus river dolphin: WWF-P

    KARACHI: The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) in a statement released on the World River Dolphin Day -- observed internationally on October 24 -- has expressed concern over the dams planned under the Indus Cascade Project, a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that the dams might harm the endangered Indus river dolphin...

    “WWF-Pakistan is of the view that dams alter river ecology, change sediment...

  • 80pc of country’s pangolins lost to illegal hunting: WWF

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lost more than 80pc of its pangolins due to their illegal killing for scales and meat...

    But we have seen a very sharp decline due to their illegal trade especially in China where demand by the growing middle class for their scales and meat has increased significantly in the last ten years,”World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Senior Director (Biodiversity) Rab Nawaz pointed out...

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