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Sperm whales sighted in Pakistan waters for first time: WWF

KARACHI: Fishermen in Pakistan have sighted Sperm whale while navigating about 22 km South of Gunz, near Jiwani which experts believe has never been reported live from Pakistani waters.

This is the first time that a pair of sperm whales has been sighted in Pakistan water, claims WWF Pakistan.

In a press release issued here on Tuesday, WWF says while looking at the animals, fisherman became very curious and immediately followed them. Eventually, the whales turned out to be a pair of sperm whales which had never been reported live from Pakistani waters.

Sperm whales sighted in Pakistan waters for first time: WWF

KARACHI: Fishermen in Pakistan have sighted Sperm whale while navigating about 22 km South of Gunz, near Jiwani which experts believe has never been reported live from Pakistani waters.

This is the first time that a pair of sperm whales has been sighted in Pakistan water, claims WWF Pakistan.

In a press release issued here on Tuesday, WWF says while looking at the animals, fisherman became very curious and immediately followed them. Eventually, the whales turned out to be a pair of sperm whales which had never been reported live from Pakistani waters.

Northern Pakistan Under Water Once Again

Flash floods kill 43 in remote regions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Overnight flash floods killed at least 43 people in northern Pakistan, the majority in a remote village that did not receive an evacuation warning before the waters hit washing away most of the settlement, officials said Sunday.

The heavy monsoon rains began late Saturday and were concentrated mainly in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, which has been badly affected by flooding in recent years that some scientists have linked to climate change.

World Environment Day: WWF Pakistan stresses the need to conserve water

LAHORE: The World Environment Day was observed in the City on Sunday with a pledge to encourage citizens to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products and help protect endangered species. The theme designated by the United Nations for this year was ‘Go wild for life: fight against illegal trade in wildlife’.

Global Warming likely to severely affect Pakistan, predicts Economic Survey

KARACHI: “The temperature changes under current circumstances are expected to be higher in Pakistan in the long run than global averages, as the country is located in a warm climate region and is more vulnerable to climate changes due to its diverse topographic and demographic settings.

Water and Jobs-Empowering Young Professionals: World Water Day 2016, Day to Celebrate, Date to Change, Day to Prepare

World Water Day is observed on 22nd March every year. It is focused to remind people about importance of fresh water and to encourage efficient management to sustainable water resources. It is a day to celebrate water. It is a day to plan for efficient management of fresh water for the people. The theme for 2016 is "Water and Jobs - Empowering Young Professionals".

Visit of Hunza Valley

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman, PCRWR, along with Dr. Abdul Wahid Jasra, Country Representative, ICIMOD and Additional Secretary, Ministry of National Food Security & Research, Islamabad, paid a visit to Hunza Valley on 21st March, 2016. The visit was in connection with newly launched project supported by ICIMOD and financed WWF "Agricultural Water, Energy and Hazard Management for Improved Livelihood in the Upper Indus Basin area of Pakistan". Purpose of the visit was to finalize sites as well as interaction with the community members.

Partnership Agreement between PCRWR and WWF

A Partnership Agreement was signed on January 15, 2016 between PCRWR and WWF for joint implementation of the ICIMOD supported project entitled "Agricultural Water, Energy and Hazard Management for Improved Livelihood in the Upper Indus Basin Area of Pakistan". Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman, PCRWR and Dr. Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General, WWF signed the agreement whereas Dr. Abdul Wahid Jasra, Country Representative ICIMOD - Pakistan, Dr. Babar Khan, Head WWF (Gilgit-Baltistan) and Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad Sheikh, Director General, PCRWR witnessed the occasion.

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