Center for Biodiversity & Conservation (CBC)

The CBC came into being on  approval by the Governor/Chancellor Universities of Sindh on 24th, December, 2009.

 CBC was inaugurated on 2nd, February, 2010 by Dr. Javaid R. Laghari, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. The UN –Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) proclaimed 2010 as an International Year of Biodiversity (IYB-2010). The emergence of this Centre is one of the biggest contributions of Pakistan to UN- Convention on Biological Diversity.

 The Centre comprises three divisions:

1. Floristic Diversity Division: (Department Of Forestry and Rangeland Management)

2. Faunstic Diversity Division: (Department Of Wildlife Management)

3. Environmental Science Division: (Department Environmental Science)

Mission

“Protection and sustainable use of natural resources by the people; keeping high priority in maintaining the ecological balance in various ecological zones of Pakistan. To develop human resources with teaching/research oriented programmes for the degree of Bachelor, Master and Doctorate in defined disciplines/Divisions”.

Goals of Centre

  1. The center offers a multi-disciplinary teaching/research leading to BS/MS/PhD degrees under each division as per designated  programme.
  2. Promote co-operation interdisciplinary relationship with other teaching and research establishments.
  3. Arrange conferences, Seminars, Workshops and training / refresher courses in the fields of Floral Diversity, wildlife, environmental education and GIS & Remote Sensing.
  4. Strengthen human capacity in biodiversity conservation and management with specific objectives as follows

I.    Assess current capacity and the biodiversity-related training needs for natural resource managers, conservation professionals and other staff concerned , and the extent to which these are currently being fulfilled:

 II.   Design and implement in-service training courses to address immediate gaps and priority requirements:

 III.  Enhance existing training programmes in natural resource management through the provision of funding, staff and equipment. Explore opportunities for ‘twinning arrangements’ with institutions in other countries – universities, botanical gardens, National park authorities and so on:

 IV. Create various vocational diploma-level courses to train protected area managers, Museum and herbarium techniques:

  V.  Strengthen the capabilities of Non-Government Organizations and community institutions to play an effective role in the conservation and management of biodiversity; in particular, initiate training programmes with ‘umbrella NGOs’ that have large networks of community-based organizations and Volunteer Organizations: and

 VI.  Integrate biodiversity concerns into the training curricula of rural development and extension staff, particularly in the fields of respective Division of the CBC.

Arrange awareness programmes like Conferences, Seminars, Workshops& Training / Refresher Courses in the fields of floral diversity, wildlife, environmental education and GIS & remote sensing.

Strengthen the capabilities of NGOs & community institutions to play an effective role in the conservation and management of biodiversity; in particular, initiate training programmes with ‘umbrella NGOs’ that have large networks of community-based organizations and volunteer organizations.

Shah Latif University Botanical Garden & Herbarium (SLUBGH)

Shah Latif University Botanical Garden & Herbarium (SLUBGH) has been established in 2008. It is funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. It is spread over 10 acres area. 

 

Location

Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur 
 
Mailing address:
Old National Highway,
Khairpur Mir's, 66020 Sindh, Pakistan
 

Contact

Give us a call at 0243 9280050-54

Email us at info@salu.edu.pk

 

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