The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) has conducted a two-day workshop aimed at training volunteers from the civil society as eco-guards to patrol and protect the Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP) facing issues of littering, poaching, tree cutting and irresponsible tourism.
The lectures were imparted by IWMB Wildlife Expert and Ecologist Professor Dr ZB Mirza and Associate Professor of Islamic International University of Environmental Sciences Dr Muhammad Ibrar Shinwari here at the Visitors' Information Centre at Trail-5.
The participants included teenagers as well as adults who were regular visitors of the MHNP and avid nature lovers along with conservationists by passion. The experts presented a detailed overview of nature, ecology, biodiversity and wildlife linkages with the environment.
The experts also briefed the participants about human interventions disturbing wildlife habitats and species.
The volunteers were also briefed on communication skills, preventive measures to contain hostile human activities harming biodiversity so that sustainable environment-friendly tourism is promoted at MHNP.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2021.
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