Date archive forSeptember, 2015
By Editor On Monday, September 21st, 2015

Climate change causes water scarcity, food insecurity in Tharparkar

Abdul Hussain Nagri MITHI, THARPARKAR: Considering the precious resource of water, Tharparkar is considered to be one of the most sensitive and insecure areas in Asia. Residents have faced severe drought at least More...

By Editor On Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Waiting for a raindrop

Shaukat Korai MITHI, THARPARKAR, SINDH Rano Singh Rathore, an elder peasant of Tharparkar, could foresee the drought even after the heavy rains – a situation he is witnessing for the first time in his lifetime. More...

By Editor On Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Thar Desert: Indigenous seeds go to waste because of prolonged droughts

Nizam Samoon Mithi, Tharparkar, Sindh: A majority of farmers in Thar, one of Pakistan’s biggest deserts, which is spread along the Indian border in eastern side of the southern Sindh province, use indigenous More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

WWF-Pakistan, Fauji Fertiliser join hands for conservation of Indus dolphin

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: WWF-Pakistan, the country’s leading conservation organisation has joined hands with Fauji Fertiliser Company Limited to conserve the Indus river dolphin in Pakistan. The agreement between More...

By Editor On Friday, September 11th, 2015

Two entangled whale sharks released back into Balochistan waters

Staff Report KARACHI, SINDH Two endangered whale sharks, which is the world’s largest fish, were successfully released by fishermen on Wednesday in the offshore waters of Balochistan. The local fishermen released More...

By Editor On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Thar Desert: Climate change poses threats to agriculture, livestock

Manzar Elahi MITHI, THARPARKAR, SINDH: Climate change is a grave concern for nations, developed and developing, around the world. And its effects can be seen on Pakistan as well. Livestock and cattle farming is More...

By Editor On Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Baba-e-Baghbani passes away

File Photo Staff Report KARACHI: Renowned horticulturist Mr A K Khan usually called as Baba e Baghbani, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon 6th September 2015, he was 96. His funeral prayers will be offered More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Baanhn Beli, IUCN launch project to protect vultures in Pakistan

PRESS RELEASE NAGARPARKAR: As vultures have become highly endangered species in Pakistan in recent years, a project was launched on Monday to prepare a comprehensive national strategy for protection and conservation More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Climate change threatens community livelihoods in Thatta

A file photo of livestock in Kharo Chakro. PHOTO: ASIF ALI SANDEELO Asif Ali Sandeelo KARACHI: Pakistan barely contributes to climate change but is one of top ten countries being adversely affected by it. According More...