WWF-Pakistan arranges turtle watch for student, journalists of Karachi

Sea turtles enjoy a protected status in Pakistan. However, their nesting habitats, including the Sandspit beaches, are not declared protected. Staff Report KARACHI: World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF-Pakistan had arranged ‘Turtle Watch’ activity for school students, their teachers and a group of around a dozen of journalists from Karachi, More...

by Editor | Published 2 years ago
By Editor On Monday, July 18th, 2016

EPA authorities close three restaurants in Karachi for polluting air

Staff Report KARACHI: In a prompt action, Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) initiated in line of Sindh Environment Protection Act 2014 is going to close down three food restaurants in Boat Basin following More...

By Editor On Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Hanging toilet is the only option for River Indus delta women

By Farheen Amna Fareed THATTA, SINDH The sea level rise has submerged several remote fishermen settlements and hamlets scattered along the estuary of River Indus in its delta in Thatta district of Sindh. Several More...

By Editor On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Losing Ground: River Indus Delta is disappearing, quickly

Farheen Amna Fareed KARACHI, Sindh: Elderly Ishaq Dablo, once a rich landlord, is jobless. Few years back, Dablo settlement Allah Dino Patel village of Thatta’s Hajamro Creek was flourishing and known for cultivating More...

By Editor On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Bid to smuggle 48 black scorpion to Hong Kong foiled

Staff Report KARACHI: Wildlife officials in Pakistan’s biggest and port city of Karachi on Tuesday foiled a bid to smuggle around 48 black scorpion packed in plastic jars to Hong Kong. Officials of anti 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
1 Comment

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
1 Comment

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...