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  • 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

    An application moved by Ahmer Bilal Soofi on behalf of the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature, Pakistan, argued that such a step would ensure that stakeholders align their development, investment and expansion plans in accordance with the restrictions placed under the law and would be useful for investors as well as the federal, provincial, district and foreign governments...

    It says the exercise is needed so that further damage to...

  • 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...

    However, the bird’s prolonged stationary position drew the attention of WWF Russia conservationists who shared their concerns with their counterparts in Islamabad and requested they check why the bird was not moving...

  • 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 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

    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...

    The session was organised by WWF and Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB)...

  • WWF, Engro sign agreement with govt to restore degraded forest land

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday signed an agreement with the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature, Pakistan and Engro Foundation to restore 50,000 acres of degraded forest lands...

    The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between WWF-P, Engro Foundation and the Ministry of Climate Change under which they would combine their efforts under a joint Forest Restoration Programme and restore 50,000 acres of degraded forest land...

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