16 January, 2012
Karachi:WWF – Pakistan and Pakistan Wetlands Programme organized a training course on Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA) at Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Headquarters, Karachi from 16th to 20th January, 2012. The training was focused on application of advanced image classification technique using eCognition. Theoretical and practical sessions were designed specifically for the forest cover interpretation and analysis. A total of 15 officials of SUPARCO attended the training course. The training was conducted under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between WWF – Pakistan and SUPARCO for joint projects, research, knowledge sharing and capacity building.
WWF – Pakistan, in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), SUPARCO,Balochistan Forest Department and Pakistan Wetlands Programme, is currently assessing the Juniper Forest in nine districts of Balochistan under the National Forest Cover Assessment Project. During the training course, participants also developed forest cover maps of the selective portions of Quetta and Pishin Districts using the OBIA technique.
Certificate distribution ceremony was chaired by Mr. Imran Iqbal, Member Space Application and Research Wing, SUPARCO.
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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