Awareness urged for preserving dwindling wildlife

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Staff Reporter

Pakistan Tuesday celebrated World Wildlife Day with the theme of sustaining all life on earth where the stakeholders called for massive public awareness, education and youth engagement to preserve dwindling wildlife of country.
The leading universities, wildlife departments and global wildlife conservation non-governmental organizations organized awareness seminars, education walks, competitions and dialogues to mull over the dwindling wildlife reserves of the country including plants, animals and bird life.
The United Nations General Assembly in its 68th session held on December 20, 2013, had announce March 3 as World Wildlife Day to be observed every year to raise awareness about the importance of world’s wild animals and plants. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam addressing a celebration in connection with World Wildlife Day as chief guest said ministry would extend national Nature Internships for youth to partake foreign funded projects aimed at environment conservation.—APP