RUDA marks World Wetlands Day


Commemorating the World’s Wetlands Day, the Chief Executive Officer Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA) Imran Ameen visited the Ravi site here on Thursday and reviewed the river front.

On the occasion, Imran Ameen said that the Hydrology and Environment Department of RUDA were working on the conservation and rehabilitation by planting native flora, creating habitats for wildlife particularly the turtles that were once the yardstick of Ravi’s beauty along with participating on citizen environment projects and initiatives.

Mr Imran said, “We have to be conscious of our choices, reducing pollution conservation of water as wetland wildlife is adept at using water especially fish fauna which used to be main aspect and source of livelihood for many people since ages.

Similarly, bird ecology including 12 bird species that were recorded from the river, has faced habitat degradation over time, now if we fail to protect nature in this span of time, the Ravi will be nothing than a drain carrier,” he added.