Islamabad - Judicious use of natural resources including our wildlife can do miracles to overcome environmental and climate change problems, Ambassador of South Korea Dr. Song Hong Hwan said yesterday. He was addressing a function held at the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) in connection with the World Wildlife Day celebrations.

PMNH in collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology, PSF, Ministry of Climate Change, US Embassy and Snow Leopard Foundation arranged different activities to celebrate the World Wildlife Day. The Korean Ambassador was the chief guest on this occasion. Syed Mehmood Nasir, I.G. Forests, Ministry of Climate Change, Christopher from US Embassy, PMNH Director General Dr. M.K. Leghari and other dignitaries were present on this occasion. The diplomat said that a slight change creates large effect on the whole ecosystem as there is interactive effect of different living things. “If is the ecosystem is balanced and sustained, our life is sustained,” he added.

Chairman PSF Prof. Dr. Ashraf on the occasion said that they have to protect the wildlife to overcome the issues of food security, water scarcity and climate change as their future hinges on these natural resources for a sustained life.

Earlier, Dr. M. Ali Nawaz, Country Director, Snow Leopard Foundation, said that the World Wildlife Day is celebrated to sensitize the world community on danger to wildlife and efforts for its conservation.

He highlighted some of the dangers to wildlife such as deforestation, poaching and hunting etc. He said it is the duty of all of us to make collaborative efforts against illegal trade of wildlife and we should totally reject it.