Limiting the Loss of Biodiversity in Pakistan

by atherrien on December 7, 2015 - 10:15pm

         The alarming decrease in vegetation in Pakistan’s deserts led the country’s government to institute the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, a series of measures specifically aimed at minimizing biodiversity’s ongoing loss. “By safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity,” Pakistan hopes to bring “close to zero the rate of loss of natural habitats,” a noble, ambitious target. The measures are mostly directed towards the protection of a variety of plants. The project also has a cultural depth, as 3,000 species of indigenous trees are covered by the laws.

         I believe the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan is a noble, well-intentioned pack of measures to eradicate the loss of biodiversity. However, I find it heart-breaking to realize that most of the time, such measures are instituted only after the drastic, large-scaled loss of a plants variety and such. I think the institution of such measures should be triggered by an honest compassion and consciousness of future generations.

Saleem Shaikh (2015, December 7). Pakistan moves to stop biodiversity loss. Retrieved December 7, 2015.


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