Islamia University of Bahawalpur and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature Pakistan on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote research activities and joint ventures.
Pro Vice Chancellor, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Prof. Dr. Naveed Akhtar and Chief Executive Officer, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Hammad Naqi Khan signed the agreement.
The two institutes will conduct training programs and workshops to enhance the capacity of the personnel, especially faculty members and researchers.
Joint research projects will be formulated and environmental awareness will be created among students and the general public.
Dean Faculty of Agriculture Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Bandisha and Director Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies Prof. Dr. Tanveer Hussain Turabi were present on the occasion.
It is noteworthy that the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, which is active in 100 countries around the world, has been working with public and private institutions in Pakistan since 1970 for the efficient use of the environment and natural resources.
On the other hand, Islamia University Bahawalpur Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies is working for the protection and survival of natural life, plants and animals in the desert.
Biologists, forestry, water resources, agriculture, social workers and environmental activists from the two institutes will jointly carry out research activities.—INP