WWF-Pakistan supports policy makers, government offices, civil and animal rights activists and law makers by preparing in-depth best practice guidelines. Our work with species, communities, climate change mitigation, sustainable agriculture, market transformation, corporate relations and environmental education is shared through detailed position paper with all to present a clear and directed approach towards these issues.
These guidelines and position papers are available in this section for the benefit and awareness of all.
This paper was put together in light of the worsening condition of 'Noor Jehan' an ailing elephant at the Karachi Zoo (April 2023).
WWF primarily focuses its work on in situ conservation of species, i.e. in their natural habitat. However, we view zoos (often considered ex situ) as important facilities to promote conservation and biodiversity awareness among the public. WWF strongly believe that animals should have good welfare standards and promote a positive image among the visiting public.
WWF regards compliance with national, regional and local legislation and regulations and adherence to the provisions of the Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and World Zoo Conservation Strategy, as a minimum standard of conduct.