01 December, 2011
Islamabad: WWF – Pakistan has launched the winter session of the organization’s Eco-Internship Programme at NUST in collaboration with the University’s Environment Club. The Programme will last for 4 weeks and will be attended by student of various University departments, consisting of students from bachelors, masters, M.Phil & P.hD.
The purpose of the programme is to create environmental awareness amongst the younger generation, inculcate civic responsibilities and sensitize students towards the environment they are living in and will be working in.
The Programme was inaugurated by the Associate Dean and Head Of Department of Institute of Environment Science and Engineering (IESE), Dr.Ishtiq qazi. NUST Faculty came out in full force to support the initiative and encourage the students. Speaking at the occasion, Aniq Umair Samuels Eco Internship Co-ordinator for North Region said, “the scope of this Programme has gone beyond school-level interaction. With inclusion of older students who have a broader perspective on issues of environment, sustainability, development, climate change and urbanization, we are aiming to partner with them, rather than teaching them the basics.”
The first session was attended by more than 150 students. Field activities, research and surveys have been lined up, and many guest speakers have been invited to participate in the continuous sessions, including renowned ornithologist and author of the definitive Bird Guide of Pakistan, Professor Z. B. Mirza.
World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan was formed in 1970 to address the growing environmental and conservation issues in Pakistan that not only affected the flora and fauna, but were also affecting the human population. WWF – Pakistan is a non-profit organisation, working preserve, conserve and save our environment and natural resources. Today, WWF - Pakistan works through 31 offices with a team of approximately 340 dedicated staff members. We have our Head Office in Lahore, regional offices in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Quetta, and project offices wherever there is need and the potential to make a difference.
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