2 bil­lion trees to be planted un­der GPP

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—Min­istry of Cli­mate Change is work­ing on en­hanced new tar­get of plant­ing 2 bil­lion trees un­der Green Pak­istan Pro­gramme (GPP) in con­sul­ta­tion with prov­inces and re­gions. The Prime Min­is­ter has launched “Green Pak­istan Pro­gramme” on 4th March, 2016 to cope with en­vi­ron­ment chal­lenges.

The Min­istry of Cli­mate Change has sent the case to the Man­age­ment Ser­vices Wing of Es­tab­lish­ment Divi­sion for con­duct­ing the man­age­ment study of Zoo­log­i­cal Sur­vey of Pak­istan (ZSP) and de­funct Na­tional Coun­cil for Con­ser­va­tion of Wildlife (NCCW).

Ac­cord­ing to Cli­mate Min­istry a con­cept pa­per has been de­vel­oped for the prepa­ra­tion of PC-I on “State of Forestry Re­port” by us­ing lat­est tech­niques in con­sul­ta­tion with Min­istry of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy and pro­vin­cial for­est de­part­ments. Con­cept pa­per for clear­ance of Plan­ning Com­mis­sion has been de­vel­oped on ‘Recla­ma­tion and De­vel­op­ment of For­est Ar- eas’ orig­i­nally for plan­ta­tion of 100 mil­lion plants over the next five years through­out Pak­istan.

Con­sul­ta­tion has been held with the Pub­lic and Pri­vate cor­po­rate sec­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives re­gard­ing de­vel­op­ment of long-term Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) plan and Pub­lic Pri­vate Part­ner­ship to en­cour­age them for tree plant­ing.

Mean­while, it is re­ported that meet­ing of Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tional Trade En­dan­gered of Species Man­age­ment Author­ity (CITESMA) held here on Fri­day to dis­cuss var­i­ous is­sues re­lated to wildlife.

The rules for the Pak­istan Trade Con­trol of Wild Fauna and Flora Act 2012 were cir­cu­lated for re­view and com­ments. It was also de­cided that breed­ing farms of par­rots and para­keets should be reg­is­tered with CITIES Man­age­ment Author­ity. Mean­while ban should be con­tin­ued. Pre­vi­ously Zoo­log­i­cal Sur­vey of Pak­istan sur­veyed par­rots and para­keets’ species in 2012.

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