Karachi fishermen record pod of rare Arabian Sea humpback whales

Staff Report KARACHI: Some fishermen of Karachi have recorded school of six Arabian Sea humpback whales from offshore waters of Karachi last week, a statement issued by WWF-Pakistan on Wednesday said. WWF-Pakistan also claimed in the statement that these are a rare species of whales, though native to Arabian Sea and also WWF has trained these fishermen More...

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By Editor On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Karachi’s fishermen in debt trap

Amir Chouhan KARACHI: Few years back when Juman Jatt went to distant waters to fish, he always returned with ample catch to feed his family for months. But now, it’s just the opposite. Juman is a dweller of 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 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 Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Climate change: Seasonal migration becomes routine for people of Thar

Sanjay Sadhwani Mithi, Tharparkar: As climate change has affected the livelihoods of thousands of inhabitants of Tharparkar Desert, forced migration of people towards barrage areas has become more frequent in recent More...

By Editor On Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Forest dieback or deforestation: Indigenous trees face extinction in Thar

Shahbaz Ali Mithi, Tharparkar: Although recent rains in Tharparkar have given new life to the existing foliage, over the years the region has seen a gradual decrease in the number of indigenous trees. The types More...

By Editor On Sunday, September 27th, 2015
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After droughts, rains add insult to injury of Tharis

Many inhabitants returned to their villages following the first shower in hope of fodder for their animals but there wasn’t much to their surprise. Photo by Amar Guriro Hanif Samoon MITHI, THARPARKAR: Habibullah More...

By Editor On Friday, September 25th, 2015

Glacial lake outburst floods become more frequent in Bagrot valley of Gilgit

Manzar Shigri GILGIT: It is almost two months now that a majority of the 16,000-strong population of Bargot valley in Gilgit are forced to live without electricity as the Rs350 million two mega watt hydel power More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Good crop in Thar still a far-fetched dream

Asad Ali MITHI, THARPARKAR: As rains were expected this monsoon, in hope that there would be enough water for a better yield, Indar Singh Thakur, a native of a village in Tharparkar district cultivated his field. 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...