Muhammad Zafar Khan

Muhammad Zafar Khan

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Email: zafar.khan@kiu.edu.pk

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Qualification

  • PhD Karakoram International University, Gilgit

Experience

  • Conservation Manager WWF Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan Region)
  • Manager Environmental Education and Awareness Raising WWF Pakistan (Indus for All Programme)
  • Coordinator Capacity building and training Pakistan Wetlands Program (Ministry of Environment and WWF Pakistan)
  • Community Liaison Officer Qurumbar Valley Project
  • Environmental Education Officer Mountain Areas Conservancy Project (WWF Pakistan and IUCN Pakistan)
  • SEED PRODUCTION OFFICER Aga Khan Rural Support Program (North South Seeds)
  • Project Administrator British Council (Northern Areas Education Project)
  • Intern Aga Khan Rural Support Program

Research Interests

  • Participatory natural resource management including community-based conservation
  • Protected Areas Management
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Publications

  • Pastoralist experience and tolerance of snow leopard, wolf and lynx predation in Karakoram Pamir Mountains, Khan, B., Ablimit, A., Nawaz, M. A., Ali, R., Khan, M. Z., Din, J. & Karim, R. 2014. Pastoralist experience and tolerance of snow leopard, wolf and lynx predation in Karakoram Pamir Mountains, J. Bio. & Env. Sci. 5 (4) 214–229.
  • Abundance, distribution and conservation of key ungulate species in Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Western Himalayan (HKH) mountain ranges of Pakistan., Khan, M. Z., Khan, B., Ahmed, E., Khan, G., Ajmal, A., Ali, R., Abbas, S. Ali, M. 2014. Abundance, distribution and conservation of key ungulate species in Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Western Himalayan (HKH) mountain ranges of Pakistan. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 16: 1050–1058.
  • Indigenous and cross breeds of Yak in Gilgit-Baltistan – current status and future prospects of trans-boundary yak husbandry in Karakoram Pamir mountain areas, Khan, B., Khan, M. Z. & Abbas, S. 2014. Indigenous and cross breeds of Yak in Gilgit-Baltistan – current status and future prospects of trans-boundary yak husbandry in Karakoram Pamir mountain areas. In Yang Pin (ed.). Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Yak (27-30 August 2014 Lanzhou, China. Lanzhou Institute of Husbandry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, CAAS, pp 51-52.
  • A review of behavioural ecology and conservation of large predators inhabiting the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP), Pakistan. , Khan, M. Z., Awan, M. S., Khan, B., Abbas, S. & Khan, G. 2014. A review of behavioural ecology and conservation of large predators inhabiting the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP), Pakistan. J. Bio. & Env. Sci. 5 (2) 439:446.
  • Studies in assessment of environmental degradation and tourism in the Karakoram Mountain ranges using water quality characterization., Karim, R., Nafees, M. A., Khan, T., Khan, M. Z., Wafi, S. & Ali, S. 2014. Studies in assessment of environmental degradation and tourism in the Karakoram Mountain ranges using water quality characterization. J. Bio. & Env. Sci., 5(2): 260-267.
  • Source specific composition and quantification of solid waste in Ghulmet valley, district Hunza-Nagar, Pakistan., Ali, K., Begum, F., Durrani, S., Khan, M. Z., Akbar, M., Ali, S., Raza, G., Ishaq, S., Hussain, S. A. 2015. Source specific composition and quantification of solid waste in Ghulmet valley, district Hunza-Nagar, Pakistan. J. Bio. & Env. Sci., 6(1), 404–4013.
  • Population structure and grouping tendency of Asiatic ibex Capra sibirica in the Central Karakoram National Park, Pakistan., Khan, M. Z., Awan, M. S., Bocci, A., Khan, B., Abbas, S. Y., Khan, G. & Abbas, S. 2014. Population structure and grouping tendency of Asiatic ibex Capra sibirica in the Central Karakoram National Park, Pakistan. J. Bio. & Env. Sci. 5 (2) 542-554.
  • Baseline study of vegetation in Doyan valley, District Astore, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan., Ali, R., Khan, B; Ali, A., Khan, M. Z., Khan, G., Abbas, S., Hussain, E. & Ali, M. 2014. Baseline study of vegetation in Doyan valley, District Astore, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. International Journal of Emerging Trends in Science and Technology 1 (1): 7-19.
  • Avian diversity in central Karakoram National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan., Abbas, S., Tabassum, R., Khan, M. Z., Khan, B., Hussain, S., Khan, G. & Awan, S. 2014. Avian diversity in central Karakoram National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 16: 377‒382.
  • Large mammals conservation and management in CKNP. Scientific Conference: Karakoram Resources & Climate Change Glacier, Water & Ecosystem, Bocci A., Ercoli, E., Khan, M. Z., Nawaz, M. A. Lovari, S. 2013. Large mammals conservation and management in CKNP. Scientific Conference: Karakoram Resources & Climate Change Glacier, Water & Ecosystem, September 09, 2013, Islamabad Pakistan.
  • High altitude rangelands and their interfaces in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan: Current status and management strategies., Khan, M. Z., Khan, B., Awan, S., Khan, G,. Ali, R. 2013. High altitude rangelands and their interfaces in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan: Current status and management strategies. In Ning, Wu; Rawat, GS; Joshi, S; Ismail, M; Sharma, E. (eds) High-altitude rangelands and their interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. Kathmandu: ICIMOD. pp 66-77.
  • Study of avifauna in Safari Park and University of Karachi, Pakistan. , Abbas, S., Hussain, S., Gabol, K., Tabassum, R., Abbas, H., Khan, M. Z., Khan, B. & Khan, M. U. A. 2013. Study of avifauna in Safari Park and University of Karachi, Pakistan. International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology, 1(3) 235-242.
  • Shimshal Pamir Lakes: a prospective high altitude wetlands site for trans-boundary collaboration between China and Pakistan., Khan, B., Khan, M.Z., Ali, R., Khan, G., Ali, F., & Ali, M. 2012. Shimshal Pamir Lakes: a prospective high altitude wetlands site for trans-boundary collaboration between China and Pakistan. Rec. Zool. Surv. Pakistan, 21: 1-9.
  • In the Indus Delta it is No More the Mighty Indus, Khan, M. Z., & Akbar, G. (2012). In the Indus Delta it is No More the Mighty Indus, in River Conservation and Management (eds P. J. Boon and P. J. Raven), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119961819.ch6.
  • Floristic and phytosociological assessment of vegetation of Keenjhar Lake and surrounding area (Thatta, Sindh), Pakistan. , Akbar, G., S. Khatoon, M. Imran, N. Rizwan, M. Z. Khan & Islam, S. 2010. Floristic and phytosociological assessment of vegetation of Keenjhar Lake and surrounding area (Thatta, Sindh), Pakistan. Int. J. Biol. Biotech., 7 (3): 147-158.
  • Does agroforestry help protect natural forests in semiarid environs. , Khan, B., Khan, M.Z. & Khan, G. 2009. Does agroforestry help protect natural forests in semiarid environs. Pakistan Journal of Forestry, 59 (1): 30-38.
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