Photography can be effectively used to gauge the level of environmental degradation in the country, and citizens should be taught to care about the environment from an early age. The Dawood Public School organised a workshop on conservation photography on Thursday, where a nature photographer for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Ghulam Rasool, discussed the environmental issues that are facing the country. Rasool has been associated with the WWF for the last eight years.
The WWF professional gave a multimedia presentation that consisted of almost 40 slides, complete with the photographs that he took during his trips. From snow-covered mountains in the north to the green plains and plateaus, as well as sandy deserts and beaches were all part of Rasool’s efforts to encourage the students to realise the importance of conservation.
“We need to realise that industrial activities are depleting natural resources,” said Rasool. “The objective of these workshops is to give students an insight into the eco-dynamics,” said the school’s A’ Levels section in-charge, Fauzia Zubair.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2012.