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    Un Biodiversity Conference Hyderabad 2012

  • Sustaining biodiversity

    Let us celebrate biodiversity jointly because it is the life-support system which is our living partner on the planet earth...

    Be it participation of children and youths in conservation- based activities as a promising potential investment, our future generation has a right over the biodiversity and we need to save it not only for them at large but for the integrity of the natural balance and processes...

  • Project aims to promote biodiversity conservation

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change is implementing a project to promote conservation of biodiversity and strengthen existing conservation efforts by using an innovative market-based mechanism, according to official sources...

    The project called “Mountains and market biodiversity and business in northern Pakistan” aims to develop community and institutional capacity for certified production of biodiversity-friendly and...

  • Coastal management: minimising biodiversity loss

    Pakistan has a 1,050 kilometre coastline spanning across Balochistan and SindhInland water resources have dwindled from 5,000 cubic metres per capita in 1947 to less than 1,000 todayCoastal pollution and climate change directly impacts the welfare and livelihoods of nearby populationsRio+20, held in 2012, culminated with the agreement to focus on 17 goals as a build up to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2030...

    A long-term...

  • The financial necessity of biodiversity

    Biodiversity describes the variety of life and is the living component of what can be thought of as natural capital stocks...

    For investors and governments, biodiversity loss has significant economic consequences that should be recognised in national accounting systems and corporate bookkeeping...

  • 195 countries pledge to stop loss of biodiversity at UN summit

    BEIJING: Delegates from 195 countries pledged to set “ambitious” goals to halt the loss of biodiversity and destruction of ecosystems as the first phase of a key UN summit ended on Friday...

    The COP15 gathering in south China’s Kunming saw the adoption of a declaration to recognise the importance of biodiversity in human health, strengthen species protection laws and improve the sharing of genetic resources...

  • Canadian-American family, kidnapped in 2012 in Afghanistan, recovered by Pakistan Army

    ""They were captured by terrorists from Afghanistan in 2012 and kept as hostages there," the ISPR handout read...

    "Although the identities of the recovered hostages have not yet been revealed or confirmed by the army's media wing, they are believed to be Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012 while on a backpacking trip, and their three children — all of whom were born in captivity...

  • Bhoja Air, CAA officials booked over 2012 crash

    The complainant Abid Rehman, who is a Karachi native, told Dawn that the heirs of the victims of the Bhoja Air crash had submitted a petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in 2012...

    ”The ill-fated Boeing 737-200, designated as the BH-123 flight from Karachi to Islamabad, crashed in the Hussainabad area on April 20, 2012 after being hit by severe wind shear just as it was making its final approach to Benazir Bhutto...

  • Over 200 children died of measles in 2012, Sindh PA told

    KARACHI: As many as 209 children died of measles in the province in 2012, according to one of the written replies tabled in the Sindh Assembly on Monday...

    A written reply to a question asked by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) legislator Dr Seema Zia regarding the number of women who died during pregnancies / deliveries in Khairpur in 2012 and 2013 put the number at 48 women in 2012 and 62 in the year 2013...

  • ‘CDA approved new US embassy building in 2012’

    The audit report also cited a letter from a security agency dated 2012, which pointed out that the rooftop of the eight-storey building could be utilized for installing surveillance devices to monitor government offices...

    He said the civic agency told him in writing that they gave approval to the US Embassy for a ground plus seven storeys building in 2012...

  • LinkedIn warns of data leak from 2012 hack

    WASHINGTON: The professional social network LinkedIn told members Wednesday that data from some 100 million users stolen in a 2012 hack had been leaked online, and recommended a change in passwords...

    LinkedIn had said in 2012 that some 6...

  • PPL reverts to 2012 oil policy

    ON November 5, Pakistan Petroleum Limited surprised the market by announcing that it had opted to convert to the Exploration and Production Policy 2012 for concessions operated by it as well as for those concessions where it is a joint venture partner with other operators...

    In a filing with the stock exchange, PPL explained that “the effect of the conversion would be that in the event of a new discovery in any new exploratory effort...

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