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Margalla Hills: Protection, conservation of biodiversity applauded

By Our Correspondent
March 19, 2023

Islamabad : A high-profile US delegation led by US Assistant Secretary Monica Medina visited Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP) and applauded the impressive work being done to protect and conserve biodiversity in this protected area. According to the details, the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) chairperson briefed the distinguished guests about facilities provided in the Rescue Centre set up recently in the national park. The delegation was informed that the rescue and rehabilitation centre has been effectively working for promotion and preservation of the birds and animal species.

The IWMB officials also apprised the delegation about a plan to build an 82-acre Wildlife Conservation Centre that would house wildlife sanctuaries, a vet hospital, a rescue and trauma centre for indigenous species and research on the flora and fauna of MHNP.

Special Envoy for Biodiversity and Water Resources Monica Medina will also travel to Karachi to participate in the US-Pakistan Climate and Environment Working Group. She will address climate and environmental issues of concern including climate-smart agriculture, water management, air quality, conservation, and plastic pollution.