KARACHI: The fifth Birds of Sindh photography exhibition will be held at Alliance Française de Karachi from July 12. The exhibition aims to create awareness about bird species endemic to Sindh and the importance of preserving their habitats, which are endangered. The two-day exhibition showcases the work of 14 photographers who document more than 320 species of birds found in different areas of the province.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by Pakistan UNICEF Chief Financial Officer Christina Brugiolo and Sindh Wildlife Department Conservator Javed Ahmed Mahar.
Speaking ahead of the event, Brugiolo appreciated the photographers’ efforts and said, “Pakistan is indeed blessed with an abundance of natural treasures, with wildlife playing a pivotal part, and hence is worth cherishing.”
While highlighting the need for creating a safe haven for the country’s avian species, Mahar said, “It’s about time that we worked together towards conserving our natural environment to make it conducive for our bird population to thrive. The Birds of Sindh exhibition has continued with its legacy to educate the audiences about birds they didn’t know existed in our country.”
This exhibition, in particular, is organised under the supervision of Mirza Naim Beg, an avid birder, who has taken several emerging wildlife photographers under his wings.
He runs a Facebook group called Wildlife with Dream Merchants and organises photography trips that document the country’s bird species.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2019.