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Pakistan examining GIS scope in environment management

Lahore, Pakistan

Pakistan’s environment ministry is examining the scope of GIS in conservation and environmental projects. Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Environment, Samina Khalid Ghurki, discussed the scope of GIS during her recent visit to World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan (WWF – Pakistan) Head Office. Forests Inspector General, Syed Mehmood Nasir, also accompanied her on the visit.

Nasir said at the occasion that there was a dire need of using GIS technology at provincial level for an improved monitoring of the country’s forests.

According to WWF – Pakistan Director General Ali Hasan Habib, the organisation has been working in various areas of conservation, such as species, forests, wetlands and tackling issues of rapid urbanisation without conducting proper environment impact assessments.

Source: Daily Times