April 26, 2013
KARACHI: Mangroves for the Future (MFF), which itself is a regional initiative by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has awarded mega, medium and small grants worth $310,000 to strengthen different organisations working for better environment in Pakistan, a country worst hit by climate change.
In a ceremony held at local hotel on Thursday, MFF announced these grants at a meeting presided by Sindh caretaker Chief Minister Justice (retd) Zahid Kurban Alavi. Under its medium projects, MFF awarded different grants, ranging between $50,000 to $100,000 to Pakistan Navy, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)-Pakistan (which is itself an international donor on environment) and Sindh Fisheries Department, government of Sindh to run different projects. However, despite several attempts by this scribe, the MFF official has not disclosed what exact project these departments will initiate.