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29 December 2011:
Fifth Annual Review and Networking Meeting held

Karachi,The fifth Annual Review and Networking Meeting of Indus for All Programme being implemented by the World Wide Fund for Nature Pakistan was held here at local hotel. The meeting was attended by a large number of organizations, including heads and representatives of government departments, civil society organizations, corporate sector, media and researchers.more


23 December 2011:
Call to preserve cultural heritage through wise use of natural resources 

Thatta,Speakers highlighted that conservation of natural resources is vital for not only eco system but its conservation is also vital for preserving rich cultural heritage. They were speaking at camp fire, a traditional gathering organized by Indus for All Programme WWF at the bank of Keenjhar Lake. They said that nature including wetlands have remained source of inspiration for poets and writers. The wetlands and other natural resources are part of rich literature of Sindh and added that great poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai has also covered natural beauty of Keenjhar Lake in Shah jo Risalo. more


14 December 2011:
Speakers call for utilization of renewable energy resources
Thatta, WWF-Pís Indus for All Programme observed World Energy Day at Makli, Thatta. The event was attended by Government officials including Deputy Commissioner Thatta, Muhammad Jaffar Abbasi, NGOs representatives, academia, civil society members and media persons. more


13 December 2011:
13th meeting of Sub-Committee of Indus Eco-region Steering Committee held
Karachi: The 13th meeting of Sub-Committee of Indus Eco-region Steering Committee [SCIESC] was held under the Chairmanship of Mr. Sohail Akbar Shah, Secretary Forests and Wildlife Department, Government of Sindh. more


2 December 2011:
Call for effective measures to curb environmental degradation
Hyderabad, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) under its Indus for All Programme organized two days training workshop on environmental indicators. The workshop aimed to build the capacity of government officials. Highlighting the need of development of environmental indicators in the major themes including fisheries, agriculture, livestock, forest and education, speakers said that awareness should be created among people about their significance to protect the environment and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. more


22 November 2011:
Call to promote sustainable management of fisheries
Thatta, Nov 22: WWF-Pakistanís Indus for All Programme organized seminar to observe international fisheries day at Thatta. The seminar was attended by government officials, NGOs and CBOs representatives, civil society members and school children. more


18 November 2011:
Dutch Ambassador visits Keenjhar Lake
Keenjhar: The Dutch ambassador, His Highness Gajus Scheltema, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, visited Keenjhar Lake in Thatta district, to inaugurate the walkway at Keenjhar Conservation and Information Centre established by Indus for All Programme-WWF Pakistan with the support of the Embassy. The constructed walkway is expected to promote ecotourism, as it offers view to scenic beauty of the Lake and easy access to the Centre. more


03 November 2011:
Consultative workshop on revision of Sindh Forest Act 1927 held
Karachi, A revised version of the decades-old Forest Act 1927 suggests effective measures to protect the forests. The draft law ensures community participation, increase in the number of acts prohibited and enhancement of penalties and punishment for lawbreakers.The speakers highlighted the need for amending and replacing the old law enacted in 1927. more


20 October2011:
seminar on flood and climate changes
amshoro Oct 20: The speakers while speaking in one day seminar on flood and climate changes have urged upon the government and community leaders to be efficient for facing challenges of climate change to avoid so much human and physical losses and emphasized to improve the existing infrastructure of towns and cities.
The urge came in a seminar organized by the WWF Pakistan in collaboration with the University of Sindh at its senate hall.more



15 October2011:
New body of Friends of Indus Forum elected
Thatta : General body meeting of Friends of Indus Forum was held at Keenjhar. On this occasion new office bearers were elected for two years. Election was supervised by the committee consisting of founder president of Forum Mr. Naseer Memon, Mr. Shahid Panhwar and Mr. Ali Muhammad Shaikh. more


13 October 2011:
International day for natural disaster reduction obsereved
Nawab Shah:Speakers have emphasized that children and young people should be involved in reducing risk to disasters. They were speaking at seminar to mark international day for natural disaster reduction organized by Indus for All Programme WWF Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion the EDO Education Razi Khan Jamali said that relief camps were established in 634 schools in district. more


29 September 2011:
Call for promoting eco-tourism 
WWF-Pakistan’s Indus for all Programme observed world tourism day at Keenjhar Lake. Speaking on the occasion writer and historian Badar Abro said that tourism potential in Sindh has not been exploited. He said that there are more than two thousand archeological sites in Sindh, out of which 200 are located in Thatta alone. He added that Thatta has remained capital of Sindh for 350 years and a considerable number of historic places are located here. He emphasized that community should not wait for others and start working on self help basis to preserve historic monuments and tourist places. He appreciated the concept of nature clubs, which are established by WWF to sensitize students about ecology and environment. . more


Sanghar, Sep 17, 2011:
WWF provided food ration to flood affectees in Sanghar
In response to recent devastating floods in Sindh, WWF-Pakistan has played active role in rescue and relief activities. WWF-P has provided dry food ration, mosquito nets and repellants to 200 displaced families of 21 villages around Chotiari Reservoir, one of the sites of WWF's Indus for All Programme. Senior officials of WWF including NRM Coordinator, Mr. Umeed Khalid, Programme Coordinator, Mr. Nasir Ali Panhwar, Site Manager Chotiari, Mr. Zafar Ali Talpur and representatives of CBOs were present on the occasion. The ration included 20 kg flour , 3 kg sugar, 5 kg rice, 2 kg pulse (dal moung), 2.5 kg ghee, 800 gram tea, 400 gram red chili powder, 1 kg salt, 1 pack of match boxes, 2 soaps, one mosquito net and 2 bottles of mosquito repellants distributed to each affected family. more


Karachi, 24 August 2011:
10th Meeting of Indus Ecoregion Steering Committee held
Karachi, Aug 24: The 10th meeting of the Indus Ecoregion Steering Committee (IESC) held on August 24, 2011 at the Planning & Development Department, Government of Sindh. The Chief Economist Dr. Qazi Masood Ahmed chaired the meeting on behalf of Additional Chief Secretary, Planning & Development Department Government of Sindh. more


Sanghar, 24 June 2011:
Nature Festival held at Chotiari
Sanghar, June 24: Indus for All Programme Ė WWF Pakistan in collaboration with Chotiari Conservation Forum organized Nature Festival at Chotiari Conservation & Information Centre. Besides providing entertainment opportunity to local community, the festival promoted importance of conservation of biodiversity and environment of the unique ecosystem of Chotiari Wetland Complex. The event attracted more than 1500 people including herdsmen, fishermen and farmers living around the Chotiari Reservoir and adjacent lakes. more


 Thatta, 23 June 2011:
Keenjhar Melo held
Thatta, June 23: Indus for All Programme, WWF-P organized a local festival at Fisheries Hall, Keenjhar Lake in Thatta district. The festival was attended by representatives of NGOs andCBOs, civil society members, writers, poets, singers, students and local community people. more


Nawabshah, 05 June 2011:
Pai Nature Festival held in Nawab Shah to mark World Environment Day
Hundreds of people, including school children thronged to Pai Nature Festival, organized by WWF-Pakistanís Indus for All Programme at H.M. Khowaja Library Nawabshah to mark the World Environment Day. The event was organized†in collaboration with the District Government Shaheed Benazirabad and Cultural Youth Organization Talli Sakrand. more


Hyderabad, May 31,2011
Consultative workshop on revision of Sindh Forest Act 1927 held
Chief Conservator Forest Sindh Mir Nadir Ali Talpur has said that community participation in forest management is essential and needs of local communities depending on forest should be addressed. He was speaking at consultative workshop on revision of Sindh Forest act 1927 organized by Sindh Forest Department in collaboration with Indus for All Programme- WWF. more


Sanghar May 27
International Day for Biological Diversity observed in Sanghar
Indus for All Programme- WWF Pakistan observed the International Day for Biological Diversity in collaboration with Bahria Foundation College at Sanghar, The day is proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity, with the objective to raise awareness on biodiversity related issues and its significance to be conserved with increased indigenous community led actions. This year, the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity was "Biological Diversity and Forests". more


Hyderabad, May 25:
Three days training workshop on Proposal Development conducted
A three days capacity building training workshop on Proposal Development was organized for partner Civil Society Organizations of four programme sites from May 23-25, 2011 at Hyderabad. Twenty one members representing CBOs and CDOs from four sites participated in training workshop. Mr. Shahzad Bukhari GM four corner group was the lead Resource Person of the workshop, whereas Mr. Farhan Memon was co- facilitator of the workshop. , more


Thatta May 12
Floating matka and nets provided to Keenjhar Fishermen
Keenjhar Lake is under threat due to increased industrial and domestic effluent discharge through the Kalri-Baghar Feeder canal which carries contaminants from Kotri industrial area. This was stated by the Programme Coordinator WWF Nasir Ali Panhwar at a ceremony organized for distribution of fishing nets and copper made floating pitcher. Speaking on the occasion, more


April 22, 2011
Earth Day observed at Pai
Nawab Shah April 22: Speakers have highlighted the need for environmental education to tackle growing challenges being faced by the earth today. They were speaking at ceremony organized by WWFís Indus for All Programme to mark Earth Day at Sakrand. Speaking on the occasion, Programme Coordinator WWF Nasir Ali Panhwar said that unsustainable development and life style has affected natural resources. more


April 01, 2011
Inaugurating of landing platform and shrimp pond held at Keti Bunder
Thatta, April 1: Member of National Assembly Dr. Abdul Wahid Soomro has said that social and environmental conditions of Indus delta need much attention of various stakeholders. more


March 31, 2011
12th Meeting of sub-Committee of Indus Eco-region Steering Committee held
The 12th meeting of Sub-Committee of Indus Eco-region Steering Committee [SCIESC] was held under the Chairmanship of Mr. Mushtaque Ali Memon, Secretary Forests and Wildlife Department, Government of Sindh.   more


March 23, 2011
Partnership Fund Technical Committee meeting
Karachi: The 10th meeting of the Partnership Fund Technical Committee (PFTC) was held on 23 May, 2012, at local hotel, Karachi. The first part of the meeting was chaired by Mr. Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Director General, Fisheries Department, Government of Sindh, while the second part was chaired by Mr. Fazal Ahmed Nizamani Senior Chief Water and Drainage, Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh. Mr. Altaf. H. Sheikh, Manager Policy and Partnership Fund presented a detailed review of the progress of on-going projects along with the observations and findings made during various monitoring visits.more


March 22, 2011
World Forestry Day marked at Pai
Thatta, Speakers have urged the government and non government organizations to invest more on provision of safe drinking water, as five million people die every year due to water borne diseases. They were speaking at seminar to mark world water day held at Jhimpir near Keenjhar Lake. more


March 21, 2011
World Forestry Day marked at Pai
March 21, 2011 A ceremony was held to mark world forestry day at Pai forest. The ceremony was jointly organized by WWF, Sindh Forest Department and District Government Shaheed Benazirabad. Large number of students more


March 17, 2011
Experts at a seminar has stressed the need to promote biological waste water treatment to tackle the looming threat of water crisis and control water pollution.
Nawabshah, March 17: Experts at a seminar has stressed the need to promote biological waste water treatment to tackle the looming threat of water crisis and control water pollution. more


March 3, 2011
First Information centre inaugurated at Chotiari
There is strong need that all segments of civil society play their due part for preserving, conserving and protecting the natural resources and biodiversity of Sindh, which are grappled with different risks because of unchecked environmental degradation and unsustainable use of the natural resources. more


February 7, 2011
Call of measures to counter the disasters and natural calamities
Karachi Feb 7: Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ms. Christiana Figueres has said that post flood crisis is still continuing in Sindh as millions of people are displaced. more


February 5, 2011
Friends of Indus Forum calls for rehabilitation of environment in flood his areas
Dadu March 5, 2011: The Friends of Indus Forum has called for efforts to rehabilitate the naturally protective environment and adapt to the impacts of the changing climate with reforestation and appropriate water management programmes. more


February 2, 2011
First Information Centre inaugurated at Keenjhar Lake
The Minister Fisheries Zahid Ali Bhurgari has said that fishermen should exploit fish resources on sustainable basis and awareness raising is imperative for all the stakeholders to protect wetlands.more

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