The representatives of IUCN
and forest department said the event was meant to inform the people about the importance of tourism and select some popular spots to promote tourism in the region.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN
) and Baahn Beli, launched the first-ever vulture-safe vaccination drive in Thar, targeting vaccinating over 6000 livestock in two days, as part of their ongoing vulture conservation programme in collaboration with the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company in Sindh's Thar region.
In his welcome remarks, Country Representative IUCN
Pakistan Mahmood Akhtar Cheema said IUCN
was striving for the conservation of Nature in the country in partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change.
The Species Survival Commission was formed by IUCN
which grew to become a global science-based network of thousands of volunteer experts in the field of biodiversity.
The program started with welcome address by Mahmood Akthar Cheema, Country Representative IUCN
The Forum will bring together more than 60 participants from IUCN
Member organizations in North Africa, including ministries, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations.
is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it, such as data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy and education.
The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Regional Forum of Conservation in North Africa, whose work began Monday in Monastir, with the participation of nearly 90 people, representing environmental associations, members of to IUCN
and from Algeria, Morocco, Libya, and Egypt, in addition to Tunisian participants.
However, the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB), which has met twice on the matter, did not adopt the IUCN
listing and said it would conduct its own assessment.
The United Stakeholders of Taal Lake, which includes fishermen, vendors, restaurant owners and residents of communities surrounding Taal Lake, has "strongly condemned" the IUCN
's report in a position paper.
But within Taal Lake, the IUCN
said there are major threatsto the survival of tawilisdue to "overexploitation, pollution and competition and/or predation with introduced fishes, resulting in continuing declines in habitat quality and number of mature individuals." The IUCN
also noted that "catches of this species have declined significantly since at least 1998, and it is estimated that harvest has declined by about 49 percent over the past 10 years.
European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Jean-Francois Cautain contoured that in partnership with IUCN
, the EU will sponsor pound 14 million water conservation project in Balochistan.