thenews.com.pk 18 Sep, 2020 03:00 am

Biodiversity database centres to be set up across country

Biodiversity database centres to be set up across country
Islamabad: The government is planning to introduce biodiversity monitoring programmes and establish database centres across the country with the help of the provincial governments.According to the...

According to the working paper of the climate change ministry, the monitoring programmes would mainly focus on over-grazing, over-harvesting, water-logging and salinization, deforestation, land conversion, soil erosion, desertification, alien invasive species and environmental pollution.The working paper also underlined the need to constitute a support group comprising opinion leaders from among the policy makers and planners to prepare and implement a strategy for increasing the biodiversity knowledge of decision makers and act as a change agent through informal communications.The working paper also suggested expanding the funding base for biodiversity conservation through a wide range of instruments, including grants from donors, debt relief, and equity and market-based instruments.The database centres would help integrate biodiversity conservation measures into sectoral initiatives and develop community-based biodiversity management systems.

National September 18, 2020 Islamabad: The government is planning to introduce biodiversity monitoring programmes and establish database centres across the country with the help of the provincial governments.It pointed out that many facets of the impacts of climate change upon biodiversity are still unknown, and implementation of informed programmes of action requires a considerable investment in knowledge building of all stakeholders.

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