Implementation of the Convention
Initiatives in Protected Areas
The target of enhancing the percentage of protected areas of the country to 12% has been achieved. New protected areas are being established in un-fragmented natural areas and areas under high threat. New Ramsar sites have been identified covering coastal and inland wetlands. Some wetlands in alpine areas are being examined for Ramsar listing as well. The IUCN Karachi office has initiated an initial consultative process for the declaration of Marine Protected Areas. The Pakistan Wetlands Project also envisages assisting policy integration of protected areas into broader landscape and seascapes including policy planning and other measures. Broader land use practices are being integrated with the management of Margalla Hills National Park.