19 February, 2012
Lahore, Sunday, 19 February 2012: World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan organized its annual Travelling Nature Carnival at Race Course Park, in partnership with MCB. The objective of the event was to motivate and involve youth and general public in valuing the rich natural heritage of Pakistan, and supporting conservation initiatives. The Nature Carnival was attended by around 15,000 people. There were 100 stalls set up by schools, universities and commercial entities.
Saad Rafique is the expected chief guest at the event.
WWF Pakistan’s Director Operations, Mr.Anwar Naseem pointed out that through this Nature Carnival environmental messages can be conveyed to the large number of audience. He further said that children are the stewards for change; they should be equipped with conservation practices.
Mr Kamran Rasool Group Head CSR of MCB was the special guest at the event.He said that MCB in partnership with WWF - Pakistan, is proud to be part of the Carnival and hopes to make the young generation of Pakistan an environmentally sensitive generation and a guardian of our natural resources.
Ms Sania Khan, Manager, Corporate Relations, WWF - Pakistan said that “since the past 10 years, WWF - Pakistan’s Nature Carnival has been playing its role as a unique endeavour that brings together thousands of visitors, such as students, families, corporate sector, media, government organisations, conservation organisations and general public. It provides a collective platform for building knowledge and interest in responsible action, ecologically conscious development and sustainable living.
Among its several engaging activities, the most innovative was the 3D display model competition. Hundreds of students participated in live presentations to the judges and guests, featuring themes such as habitat conservation of endangered species (snow leopard, green turtle, Indus dolphin), water conservation, a green idea, solid waste management (recycle, reuse, reduce), global warming and climate change, ecotourism, energy conservation, and green architecture. The winning institutes were presented with shields and certificates.
The Carnival also arranged environment puppet show, live musical performance, magic show, environment games and quiz, nature art exhibition, theatre, and environment debate competition.
WWF – Pakistan’s upcoming event is the Earth Hour observation in March 2012. Pakistan’s pride in tennis, Mr. Aisam ul Haq, is the official Ambassador of the occasion.
About WWF - Pakistan
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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