Date archive forOctober, 2015
By Editor On Saturday, October 31st, 2015

WWF-Pakistan and K-Electric sign MoU for Earth Hour City challenge

PRESS RELEASE KARACHI: World Wide Fund for Nature–Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) and K-Electric have entered into a MoU to work towards a climate friendly and ‘Greener Karachi’. Directly impacting 25 million citizens More...

By Editor On Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Sea level rise: Education a distant dream for children in Karachi

Asad Dablo with his two friends are out of school, because their parents cannot afford their education Nosheen Hussain KARACHI: Eight-year-old Asad Dablo with his two friends is sitting beside a huge-sized pond More...

By Editor On Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Climate change deepens woes for Karachi’s coastal communities

The coastal communities of Sindh are facing sharp declines in their livelihoods and coastal ecosystem services due to climate change–said Shahzadi Tunio, an official of the World Wide Fund for Nature-WWF-Pakistan Ruqaya More...

By Editor On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Fishermen rescue entangled bowmouth guitarfish in Balochistan

Staff Report KARACHI Some local fishermen of Balochistan, during their routine fishing, accidentally caught an endangered bowmouth guitarfish (Rhina ancylostoma), a rare fish species, on 26 October 2015 in the More...

By Editor On Monday, October 26th, 2015

Experts Urge Greater Attention to Climate Change Impacts, Call for Adaptation

PRESS RELEASE KARACHI, SINDH Experts on Monday identified energy, water and agriculture as three major sectors most likely to be affected by the impacts of climate change in Pakistan, urging the need to activate More...

By Editor On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Entangled mobulid ray rescued by fishermen in Balochistan

Photo courtesy WWF-Pakistan Staff Report KARACHI: A five feet long spinetail mobula fish which entangled in tuna gillnet net of local fishermen near Ras Zarrien, Pasni Balochistan was safely released back on Tuesday, More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Abandoned tortoises, freshwater turtles rescued in Karachi

PRESS RELEASE KARACHI A joint team of WWF-Pakistan and Sindh Wildlife Department rescued 62 vulnerable tortoises and freshwater turtles which were later released at Hub Dam near Khar Centre in the Kirthar National More...

By Editor On Saturday, October 10th, 2015

GLOF: Nature falling apart in Bagrot valley

Meraj Alam GILGIT: While preparing for lunch one August afternoon, residents of Hocha village in Bagrot valley of Gilgit heard a big bang from the mountains above and saw fast flowing water coming towards them. More...

By Editor On Monday, October 5th, 2015

Farmers in Gilgit face significant crop loss after flash floods

Tanveer Ahmed GILGIT: Forty-five-year-old Muhammad Latif cultivated wheat crop on one Kanal of his land, which was washed away in the flash floods that hit Falfu Glacier in July this monsoon. He is now worried More...

By Editor On Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Internally displaced due to impact of climate change

Ali Gul Rind MITHI, THARPARKAR: Due to non-productivity of fodder in Thar Desert in 2015, Jaitmaal Singh, a native of Haryar village is considering to move. Since whatever little resources he had have gone to waste, More...