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WWF calls on citizens to support nature conservation in Pakistan

10:20 PM | 23 Jul, 2019
WWF calls on citizens to support nature conservation in Pakistan

LAHORE - The pursuit of better economic prospects and living standards in the past decades has resulted in thousands of Pakistanis choosing to emigrate out of Pakistan while those left in the country aspire to do the same and acquire legal citizenship of other countries. This newly issued identity card is usually referred to as a “green card” in Pakistan. The green card holds great value and is something many Pakistanis aspire towards.

WWF-Pakistan has recently launched a nationwide initiative to crowdfund environment protection in Pakistan, a membership the organization is calling the WWF Green Card. Available to purchase online, the card is a symbol for responsible Pakistanis to take part in a nationwide drive to help protect Pakistan’s environment. The Green Card comes in three different categories: Air, Water and Wildlife where the Air category focuses on reducing air pollution and planting trees, the Water category helps protect marine and freshwater ecosystems in Pakistan while the Wildlife category aims to protect animals.

Wildlife in Pakistan is facing a crisis as populations of various species are declining due to multiple threats including illegal wildlife trade, loss in habitat due to urbanization, increasing pollution and climate change. The initiative seeks the support of concerned citizens to enhance conservation work in Pakistan such as contributing to the salary of a community member to monitor beaches for poaching of turtle eggs during nesting season, establishing a home-based/kitchen gardening project to support alternate livelihood generation for local communities and reduce pressure on fisheries, and contribute to fuel-efficient stoves for rural women.

The campaign is supported by WWF's Goodwill Ambassadors; Ali Rehman and Adnan Malik along with other celebrities including Ushna Shah and Omair Rana and many social media influencers.

Sharing his comments, Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General, WWF-Pakistan said that the organization is making efforts to protect Pakistan's threatened forests, incredible wildlife, and precious freshwater and other natural resources. He said that any single organization cannot do this alone but this can be achieved by working together with Pakistanis. He appealed to the public that they should support conservation organizations in such campaigns, which help protect the environment in the country. He asked people to become the voice for snow leopards, Indus river dolphins and other wildlife that cannot speak for themselves. He emphasized that everyone should stand up against wildlife crime, deforestation, and many other threats to nature. ‘We can protect our natural resources and the environment for future generations’.

Pakistan is home to magnificent biodiversity most importantly the snow and common leopards, Indus River dolphin, white-backed and long-billed vultures, Arabian Sea humpback whale among others, which need to be conserved with help of the people. In this regard, WWF-Pakistan appeals to individuals, corporates, government organizations and media to support the organization in conservation of the wildlife, water and air in Pakistan.

Where the Green Card has generally been associated with a Pakistani leaving their nationality, WWF-Pakistan aims to change this conversation and enable the WWF Green Card to become a symbol of demonstrating ones patriotic sentiment to protect Pakistan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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