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Pakistan - Overview

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Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Pakistan has a great variety of landscapes. While riverine forests grow along the banks of rivers, mangrove forests are found in the Indus delta as well as along the coast, and corals have been discovered along the Baluchistan coast... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The major threats to terrestrial ecosystems are from overgrazing and deforestation due to high population pressure and increasing poverty. The diversion of water for irrigation has adversely impacted the ecology of mangrove and riparian ecosystems... More »

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National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Naeem Ashraf Raja
CBD Primary NFP, CHM Informal Advisory Committee, SBSTTA NFP, GTI NFP, GSPC NFP
Mr. Abdul Munaf Qaimkhani
CBD Secondary NFP, Protected Areas NFP
Dr. Shahzad Jehangir
CHM NFP
Mr. Umeed Khalid
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Aftab Ahmad Maneka
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Mr. Syed Mahmood Nasir
BCH NFP

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