The Department of Wildlife and Ecology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) observed World Wildlife Day with the theme ‘Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet’ on Wednesday.
According to a spokesperson for the university, various activities including an awareness walk, seminar, and informative lectures were arranged to create awareness about the wild fauna and flora among students and the general public.
Department of Wildlife and Ecology Chairman Dr. Arshad Javed led the walk while Dr. Athar Mahmud, Dr. Saima, and a number of professionals, faculty members, and students also participated in the event.
Dr. Syed Muhammad Irteza from National Center of Geographical Information System (GIS) and Space Applications, Punjab University delivered a lecture on ‘Role of GIS and Remote Sensing in Forest Management’ while Dr. Muhammad Zahid, Deputy Director Wildlife, Punjab Wildlife, and Parks Department, delivered a lecture on ‘Sustaining People and Planet: Legislative Approaches’.
A few days back, Prime Minister Imran Khan had launched a nationwide spring tree plantation campaign to mitigate the impact of climate change and environmental degradation while citing concerns over the loss of 70% green cover of Lahore.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 4th, 2021.