LAHORE (PR): In his address during the workshop on Enhancing dryland capacity, Mr Joachim, the Regional Director BGCI-UK laid emphasis on conservation of Dry land ecosystem of the world by involving local communities in sustainable conservation and management. He also appreciated the work carried out by the Pakistan Botanical Garden Network Secretariat, in collaboration with the staff and students of GC University Lahore in setting up pilot projects in four dryland Ecosystems of Punjab. The group discussed the scope and priorities of restoring natural forest in arid lands of Punjab in the context of socio-economic potential of the restoration action by addressing conservation and livelihoods improvement.