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          The Green Web
www.iucn.org  

          IUCN - Asia Regional Directorate
www.iucn.org/places/asia

          IUCN Pakistan Programme www.iucn.org/places/pakistan/index.html

          Pakistan Development Gateway
 www.sdnpk.org

          Pakistan Development Gateway in Urdu
www.pdg-urdu.org.pk

          Northern Areas Development Gateway
www.northernareas.org.pk 

          Pakistan Water Gateway
www.waterinfo.net.pk

          Northern Areas Strategy for Sustainable Development www.northernareas.org.pk/nassd

          Balochistan Conservation Strategy
www.bcs.iucnp.org

          Sarhad Provincial Conservation Strategy
www.spcs.iucnp.org

          Abbottabad Conservation Strategy
 www.acs.iucnp.org

          Chitral Conservation Strategy
www.ccs.iucnp.org

          Sindh Programme
www.sp.iucnp.org

          Education for Environment & Biodiversity of Pakistan
www.edu.iucnp.org                                                                                                                  

          Mountain Areas Conservancy Project (MACP)
www.macp-pk.org

          WCD-CPP Project
www.wcdcpp.iucnp.org

          World Summit on Sustainable Development www.wssd.iucnp.org

          The Drought Situation in Pakistan
www.drought.iucnp.org

          Disaster Relief Website
www.northernareas.org.pk/disaster

          Jareeda Online
www.jareeda.iucnp.org

          Pakistan Environmental Assessment Association (PEAA)  
www.peaa.iucnp.org

          Integrated Coastal Zone Management in South Asia
www.iczm-sa.org/index.html


 

 

The Green Web
www.iucn.org

Founded in 1948, IUCN - The World Conservation Union brings together states, government agencies and non-governmental organizations in a unique world partnership. Its mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. Areas of focus include biodiversity; business; climate change; economics; ecosystem management; education and communication; environmental law; forest conservation; gender, marine and protected areas; social policy; species; wetlands and water. Details about IUCN's organizational structure, members, news updates; publications, online bookstore and contact information are available online.

 

IUCN's Asia Regional Directorate                                                                                                      www.iucn.org/places/asia  

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, is the premier world organization working to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature. Its Asia Region members include Bangladesh; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Lao PDR; Malaysia; Mongolia; Nepal; North Korea; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; South Korea; Sri Lanka; Thailand and Vietnam. Regional programmes focusing on biodiversity; environmental assessment; environmental economics and law; forestry; marine, protected areas and sustainable use programmes; wetlands and water resources make for fascinating reading. This website showcases IUCN's bookstore to order its publications online. Details of its programmes in each country; the Asia office; press releases, employment opportunities, links to environment and conservation-related sites, and detailed contact information are available on this information rich site.

 

 

IUCN's Pakistan Programme                                                                                    www.iucn.org/places/pakistan/index.html   

 Working in collaboration with government and its related agencies, and non-governmental organizations, IUCN - The World Conservation Union strives to conserve nature and natural resources in Pakistan. This website reflects IUCN Pakistan's interventions in environmental education and communications, policy and constituency development, society, economy and ecosystems management programs and projects.

 

           

 

Pakistan Development Gateway
 www.sdnpk.org  

The Pakistan Development Gateway is a portal for development information and news related to Pakistan, set up and maintained by the Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP), Pakistan. Pakistani and international information resources are described under different development categories. These include advocacy; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; area development; communication and information; culture; development administration; economic development; education; energy; environment; gender; governance; health; human resource development; humanitarian assistance, relief and disaster management; human settlements; industry; knowledge management; natural resources; political affairs; population; poverty alleviation; science and technology; social development; trade and development and transportation. News and discussion forums on wide-ranging development topics are also available on this site.

  

 

Pakistan Development Gateway in Urdu
www.pdg-urdu.org.pk


Completely developed in Urdu, the Pakistan Development Gateway in Urdu is a portal for development information and news related to Pakistan. National information resources are described under different development categories. These include advocacy; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; area development; communication and information; culture; development administration; economic development; education; energy; environment; gender; governance; health; human resource development; humanitarian assistance, relief and disaster management; human settlements; industry; knowledge management; natural resources; political affairs; population; poverty alleviation; science and technology; social development; trade and development and transportation. Urdu publications, links and discussion forums on wide-ranging development topics are also available online. A downloadable Urdu font is required to view this website.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                  

Northern Areas Development Gateway (NADG)                                                                         www.northernareas.org.pk  

 The Northern Areas Development Gateway (NADG) aims to provide access to development information related to this most picturesque of areas in Pakistan. It seeks to provide a platform for all relevant government agencies, donors, and non-governmental organizations as well as the communities to share their information and experiences. Information about the NAs governance structure, news updates, photo gallery, tourism links, the Programme Support for Northern Pakistan (PSNP); the Mountain Areas Conservancy Project (MACP) and the Northern Areas Strategy for Sustainable Development (NASSD) are also available on this website. 

 

 

Pakistan Water Gateway                                                                                                                 www.waterinfo.net.pk  

 The Pakistan Water Gateway is intended to enhance access to information related to water resources and issues in Pakistan available online. Aimed at government, civil society, media, experts, donors and the general public, it showcases downloadable fact sheets on Pakistan's rivers, dams, policies and energy. This upcoming website provides news updates, the Pakistan water situational analysis; an experts directory; legislation and online resources pertaining to this critical issue.


 

Northern Areas Strategy for Sustainable Development (NASSD)                        
www.northerareas.org.pk/nassd

 In response to socio-economic, environmental and population growth concerns, the Northern Areas Administration (NAA) began the preparation of a Northern Areas Strategy for Sustainable Development (NASSD) in 1999. Completed in 2002, it seeks to provide a comprehensive policy framework for the sustainable development of the Northern Areas. It also responds directly to the provisions and recommendations of the National Conservation Strategy, adopted by the Government of Pakistan in 1992. NASSD's sixteen background papers can be downloaded from this website. A list of stakeholders and relevant contact information is also available online.

 

 

Balochistan Conservation Strategy (BCS)                                                             
www.bcs.iucnp.org

The Balochistan Conservation Strategy (BCS) was prepared by the government of Balochistan with the technical assistance of IUCN - The World Conservation Union. It is a strategic plan designed to define and address the issues affecting the socio-economic development of Balochistan, through the sustainable use of its natural resources. The BCS aims to devise ways and means to weave environment and natural resource conservation with development and to recommend an institutional framework that will bring ownership, sustainability and efficiency in management of these vital endowments. The BCS focuses on an action programme to be implemented over the next 10 years. The report has three parts, and all twenty-three chapters, together with twelve maps and seven appendices, can be downloaded from this website.

 

Sarhad Provincial Conservation Strategy (SPCS)                                                                        www.spcs.iucnp.org  

The Sarhad Provincial Conservation Strategy (SPCS) 1995-98 is a statement of commitment by the government and people of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) to move forward with an effective programme of sustainable development. It is the principal plan for implementing the National Conservation Strategy (NCS) in the NWFP. It is both a comprehensive statement of provincial aspirations for sustainable development and a commitment package containing major policy statements, law-reform initiatives, structural improvements and programmes. Special features of this information rich website include a downloadable newsletter, an Urdu and Pushto languages section; and a children s' corner to make them environmentally aware through articles and quizzes. The complete text containing the 18 chapters of the SPCS document is available on this site.


Abbottabad Conservation Strategy (ACS) 
www.acs.iucnp.org                                                
 

 The Abbottabad Conservation Strategy (ACS) envisages the promotion of sustainable development of natural resources and the preservation of the living environment and matters related to it. This website describes its link with the devolution plan of the Government of Pakistan, and the process involved in developing the ACS. Details of its activities, consultations, projects, and status of seventeen sectoral strategy papers are available online. Stakeholders include civil society NGOs, academia, media, community based organizations, special interest groups and the government.

                       

 

Chitral Conservation Strategy (CCS)                                                                                                 www.ccs.iucnp.org  

Initiated in 1997, the Chitral Conservation Strategy (CCS) is an initiative for harnessing and improving the capabilities of the people and institutions in Chitral, in the pursuit of enhancing their livelihoods and quality of life through the optimum use of natural resources; while continually improving their productivity within a decentralized system of development planning. Stakeholders involved in discussions include the government of NWFP, civil society, academia, media, public sector, NGOs and private sector. Downloadable studies include indigenous resource management; aquatic biodiversity; and migratory livestock. Sector papers cover agriculture; biodiversity; cultural heritage and ecotourism; drinking water; energy; forests and grazing lands; human resources; infrastructure; irrigation; micro enterprises and solid waste management. An Urdu section, information about the Sarhad Provincial Conservation Strategy (SPCS) and related links are available on this information-rich website.

 

Sindh Programme
www.
sp.iucnp.org
 

Established in 2002, IUCN's Sindh Programme focuses on coastal and marine areas; freshwater resources; forestry and biodiversity. Some of its projects include environmental awareness raising and education in Sindh; socio-economic analysis of sea intrusion; Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management and Poverty Reduction in South Asia (ADB RETA), the state of environment and development of Sindh. Technical documents; educational resources; information about Sindh's environmental laws, news and activities, related links and contact information are also available online.

 

Education for Environment & Biodiversity of Pakistan                          
www.
edu.iucnp.org
 

IUCN Pakistan's education unit is committed to raising the awareness of the broader community about environmental issues and motivating all sectors of society to make commitments to sustainable practices. The site has rich and in-depth content pertaining to different environmental issues like biodiversity, conservation efforts and various technical research papers. It has two separate sections. One is for teachers, so that they can raise environmental awareness among the students. The other one is meant for kids, the content of which is very simple and easy to understand. A unique feature of this website is an Urdu section on environmental issues for children.


Mountain Areas Conservancy Project (MACP)
www.macp-pk.org   

The Mountain Areas Conservancy Project (MACP) aims to protect biodiversity and ensure its sustainable use in Pakistan's Karakorum, Hindu Kush, and Western Himalayas mountain ranges through application of a community-based conservation approach. Its activities are centered in the Nanga Parbat and Gojal in the Northern Areas; Tirichmir and Qashqar conservancies in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). This informative website showcases detailed maps of these sites accompanied by photographs; downloadable PDF brochures, posters and project documents such as the Biodiversity Action Plan of Pakistan; environment-related links and detailed contact information.

 

World Commission on Dams Consultative Process in Pakistan Project (WCD-CPP)                   
www.wcdcpp.iucnp.org  

The primary goal of the World Commission on Dams Consultative Process in Pakistan Project (WCD-CPP) is to ensure that future water and energy development in Pakistan with respect to large dams is economically viable, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. Its purpose is to generate recommendations for policy reforms through a series of countrywide consultative workshops by the Government of Pakistan. The aim is to enhance stakeholders' understanding of the WCD Report on "Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making", and its implication for public policy in Pakistan; and to contribute to the formulation of a shared view around the socio-economic and environmental issues related to water conservation in general and large dams in particular. News updates regarding this issue, related links and contact information is available online.

 

World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)                                                                www.wssd.iucnp.org  

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) was attended by world governments, concerned citizens, United Nations agencies, multilateral financial institutions and other major actors from August 24 - September 4, 2002, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The major purpose of WSSD was to assess global change since the historic United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), of 1992. This website outlines the consultative process which took place in Pakistan, critical consultation reports, downloadable presentations and documents, related links and relevant contact information.

 

   

The Drought Situation in Pakistan                                                                                                  www.drought.iucnp.org 


Pakistan is facing acute drought conditions in certain areas of Sindh and most of Balochistan. Apart from loss of precious human lives, this has resulted in considerable loss to livestock and natural resources, squeezing livelihood opportunities and resources for sustenance. This site provides updated news, articles, related links, and donation information on the situation. Drought maps developed by the Pakistan Meteorological Department are also accessible online. The aim is to link the relief activities of donors, government and civil society organizations so as to create a synergy of humanitarian help urgently required in the drought stricken areas.

 

 


Disaster Relief Website         
www.northernareas.org.pk/disaster/index.htm  

This website showcases daily news updates, photographs of the Northern Areas' earthquake-stricken victims and Pakistan's efforts to provide aid to them. The latest reports and situational analyses available on other national and international disaster relief management websites, and contact information for donations are also available online.

 


 

Jareeda Online
www.jareeda.iucnp.org 

Jareeda is IUCNP's Urdu magazine and by far its most popular publication. Launched in 1992 under the Pakistan National Conservation Strategy, it is dedicated to raise awareness about the challenges of conservation and sustainable development in the country. Completely developed in Urdu, this website showcases Jareeda's online edition with access to some of its archives as well.

 

 

 

 

Pakistan Environmental Assessment Association (PEAA)
www.peaa.iucnp.org  

The Pakistan Environmental Assessment Association (PEAA) was launched in 1999, dedicated to developing national capability to anticipate, plan and manage the consequences of development. It seeks to ensure that all environmental dimensions of decisions are understood and incorporated in the planning of developmental projects by the concerned professionals and decision-makers. This website contains details of its activities; an experts' directory; an events calendar; downloadable membership forms; a database of related institutions, links and information sources.

 

Integrated Coastal Zone Management in South Asia
www.iczm-sa.org/index.html

Coastal and marine resources in South Asia are essential for sustaining coastal economies. If managed properly, they can serve as a sustainable source of national income. Taking into account the shared issues among four countries: India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, of the region, cooperation in the development of appropriate Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) strategies would benefit all the countries. The Coastal and Marine Resources Management and Poverty Reduction in South Asia TA will identify and pilot test the approaches to promote and protect ecologically sensitive coastal and marine areas, poverty reduction interventions and regional cooperation. This upcoming website contains details of the stakeholders involved, relevant maps, databases, environmental issues of concern, news updates and mailing lists.

 

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