2 billion trees to be planted under GPP

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 Areas’ 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.—APP

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