International Biodiversity Day was celebrated on 22nd May 2019, at Forest, Park & WildlifeDepartment, Gilgit-Baltistan. During this session Mr.Asif Ullah Khan (Secretary Forest, Parks & Wildlife and Environment), Dr Zakir Hussain (Chief Conservator), Mehmood Gaznavi(Conservator Wildlife),Heads of WCS, SLF, WWF, local communities of KNP, faculty and students of Forest Department at KIU were invited to celebrate International Biodiversity day 2019.
Secretary Asif Ullah Khan focused on the responsibility of ever student and civil society to take necessary action to protect and use natural resources in a sustainable way. At last walk was arranged from Forest, Parks& Wildlife Department, Gilgit-Baltistan to Bab-i Gilgit. The Media people took interviews of the students of Forestry Department of KIU about their views on this day and their possible roles in this connection. Most of the students highlighted the importance of the day and pledged for the conservation of biodiversity in Gilgit Baltistan particularly.