Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam, said that the conservation of wildlife and protection of their habitats in Pakistan has been assigned the top priority by the present government for restoration of the ailing wildlife sector of the Pakistan.
He said that the Prime Minister Imran Khan is taking serious interest in efforts being taken by the climate change minister under the present government’s flagship Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, for protection of the endangered plants and animal species along with their natural habitats, which are beset with challenges leading to their degradation
While the main challenge is to halt and preserve the rapidly degrading wildlife habitats in Pakistan, present government is committed and ramping up efforts to overcome the very challenges under the country’s largest ever afforestation programme of the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme (TBTTP), Malik Amin said while chairing a high-level review meeting held at the Ministry of Climate Change, held here on Thursday.
Malik Amin Aslam took a detailed review of the progress work regarding Baloki Forest Reserve, Namal Lake Nature Reserve, Ara-Basharat National Park, plans for protection and conservation of Salt Range National Park, Ara-Basharat National Park, Diljabba Domeli Game Reserve, Khabeki-Uchalli Wetland Complex and Kala Chitta National Par, Kheri Murat National Park located in Punjab province and monitoring and reporting System of TBTTP.
He told the meeting participants that conserving wildlife is at the heart of the present government’s wildlife conservation and protection mission under TBTTP launched as a part of the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for clean and green Pakistan.
“We are focusing on protecting populations of [also] some of the world’s most ecologically, economically and culturally important species – the survival of which remains threatened by poaching, illegal trade and habitat loss,” the SAPM underlined. “Because, we understand that protecting the wildlife habitats is critical to conserve the wildlife, so that the future generations of wildlife and even humans can enjoy it,” he argued.