‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is more vulnerable to extreme weather events’

By Mahwish Qayyum PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is more vulnerable to extreme weather event due to global warming as a result of climate change. Despite suffering with suicidal blasts, armed attacks on schools, militancy and Pakistani Taliban’s insurgency, environmentalists claim that events related to climate change has More...

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By Editor On Friday, April 15th, 2016

Of climate change, land degradation and deforestation in Gilgit

Mehdi Hasan GILGIT: During his childhood, Mohammad Latif used to reach the grazing fields along with his cattle from his village within an hour or so but now it takes him much time to cover the same distance. 53-year-old More...

By Editor On Thursday, April 7th, 2016

The first White-backed Vulture chicks born after 12 year long project

Staff Reporter KARACHI: After running 12-year long programme, the captive breeding programme at Changa Manga forest, that was started in 2005 to secure a viable population of the white-backed vulture Gyps bengalensis, More...

By Editor On Monday, March 28th, 2016

‘Pakistan is ranked as eighth highest exporter of shark fins’

Staff Reporter KARACHI WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with Ministry of Climate Change is organizing a three-day workshop titled ‘Developing conservation and management measures and assessing the vulnerability More...

By Editor On Friday, December 4th, 2015
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Death of the Indus Delta

Zulfiqar Kunbhar THATTA, SINDH: Muhammad Ameen, a fisherman in his early twenties living in Thatta’s Allah Dino Patel village says his village has submerged into the sea at least twice during the last one decade. More...

By Editor On Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Climate change: Adaptation, need of the hour for Sindh’s coastal communities

Rashid Ali Panhwer THATTA, SINDH: As coastal communities of Sindh struggle to strive in their native areas, there is an urgent need to adapt to the changing climate. Though some are changing profession, a majority More...

By Editor On Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Sea rise dampens hope for survival of farmers, fishermen

Sallah Abbasi THATTA: Muhammad Ramzan Mallah, a professional fisherman and resident of Allah Dino village near Keti Bundar, a town on the edges of Arabian Sea in Sindh, is unable to cope up with affects of the More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Of neglect, pain and distress: Life of fishermen at the seashore

Maria Ismail THATTA, SINDH: All over the world, seashores are recognised as fun, open air sites, where visitors and dwellers alike get close to nature and like to spend more and more time. But in Pakistan’s Sindh More...

By Editor On Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Sea rise in Thatta turns farmers into fishermen

Faraz Wajid THATTA: Muhammad Ramzan and his family of Allah Dino village in Keti Bander were involved in farming for the last two decades but due to land erosion and sea rise, they are forced to adopt the profession More...

By Editor On Saturday, November 21st, 2015

At the mercy of high tide

Ammaar Zaidi THATTA: Although the entire world is under threat from climate change, Pakistan is among the countries most vulnerable from its devastating effects. Heat waves, sporadic rains and floods are its outcomes, More...