Past Projects

WWF-Pakistan has been around for a while now, working to conserve ecoregions and protect species.

Pakistan Wetlands Programme (2007-2012)

PWP promoted the the sustainable conservation of naturally occurring freshwater and marine wetlands and their associated globally important biodiversity in Pakistan.
Pakistan Wetlands Programme aim was to create and maintain a positive, enabling national environment for wetlands conservation through policy development, training, capacity and awareness building. Also to provide replicable working samples of wetlands conservation and management in the form of community based management plans for four wetlands complexes, each representing a specific eco-region. You can find more on project related activities on here


Indus for all Programme (2007-2012)

Indus for all Programme’s aim was to conserve the rich biological diversity of the Indus ecoregion through livelihoods improvement of local communities. The four critical ecosystems included coastal areas, inland forest, freshwater wetlands, and dessert wetlands complex. The key components of the programme were sustainable livelihoods, natural resource managment, capacity building and linkage development.
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Promote alternate energy in the selected flood affected areas of KP, Punjab and Sindh to enhance socio-economic resilience of the local community and improved livelihoods (November 2011 - May 2012)

The project was a past of UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme for the Flood Affected Communities for Pakistan (2010-2011). The ER programme was designed to respond to the current early recovery challenges and long term development goals. Building on relief efforts, the project based on the principles of early recovery and restoration of communities reduced dependencies on emergency relief and established the foundations for longer-term, large-scale reconstruction and recovery. This was done by developing strong partnerships between the affected communities, community based organizations, private sector and government institutions in all aspects of community restoration. The project provided relief to the flood affected communities by meeting their energy demands through renewable energy options including restoration of micro-hydel systems and provision of biogas plants.

In collaboration with the UNDP, WWF helped establish access to energy through restoration and rehabilitation of micro-hydel systems in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP), which included an assessment of damages, preparation of technical and financial feasibility reports of the micro-hydel systems installation sites, and the restoration and rehabilitation of the selected 60 micro-hydel systems in the target/selected sites. The second initiative of the project was implementation access to energy through biogas in Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa (KP), Punjab and Sindh through the provision of 2000 biogas plants to communities already organized under the Pakistan Wetlands Programme, and in selected severely flood affected districts of Khyber-Pukhtunkhawa, Punjab and Sindh. In addition, the project saw the enhanced capacity building of the local communities for sustainable management of micro-hydel plants (MHPs) and biogas plants through trainings and a capacity programme designed for beneficiaries in operation and maintenance of biogas plants and micro-hydel stations.

Socioeconomic Impact Monitoring Study of Better Management Practices (under The Thirsty Crops Project)
(January 2006 - December 2009)

Better Management Practices for Water Thirsty Crops objective of the project was to make sustainable sources of clean freshwater available to support the livelihoods of poor communities in Pakistan. The project, funded by The European Commission, was launched by WWF-Pakistan in selected villages of Faisalabad and Bahawalpur in 2006 for the promotion of better management practices (BMPs) for sustainable sugarcane and cotton cultivation in the two districts. The project promoted such farming practices, through decreasing the amount of water and pesticides used in sugarcane and cotton production, as well as improving the livelihoods of the farmers involved with the project. The project management had commissioned a study to monitor the socioeconomic impacts of BMPs on the farmers and their families.

For the purposes of the study, wellbeing indicators for the farmers were defined and subsequently assessed through the sustainable livelihood framework (SLF) approach. The approach was holistic in terms of capturing not only the conventional indicators of poverty (such as income, housing, etc.) but also the non-conventional measures such as natural resources, social relations etc. Field surveys, consisting of household level surveys and focus group discussions, had been conducted in the selected areas.

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