Capturing the magnificence of nature in all its hues
WWF- Pakistan organised a nature photography exhibition at Serena Hotel, Islamabad, showcasing the rich biodiversity of the country through 60 works of professional wildlife photographers.
Present on the occasion WWF-Pakistan Director General Hammad Naqi Khan highlighted the importance of photography as a medium in changing the general public’s perception towards nature conservation and in making them more aware and willing to take action for the protection of the environment. “These photographs are not just mere ornaments but exuberates the commitment of WWF-Pakistan in working close with communities not just for the conservation but the preservation of these unique ecosystems. These beautifully captured moments will help you see the bounties of nature with new eyes.”
Serena Hotel General Manager Michel Galopin while appreciating the efforts of WWF-Pakistan for working tirelessly for a better future also showed immense pleasure in partnering with the organisation for the cause. “It has been a great pleasure for the management of the Islamabad Serena Hotel to join hands with WWF-Pakistan in the common goal of protecting and conserving the snow leopards in Pakistan. This country is rich in biodiversity and is home to some of the rarest animal species and plants in the world. Events like this fundraising photo exhibition enable us to deliver a clear message about Serena Hotel’s commitment to the protection of the environment.”
Islamabad Police Inspector General Tariq Yasin in his closing remarks said that such exhibitions prove vital to inspire individuals to double their efforts in protecting the environment.
All proceeds from the exhibition will be used for snow leopard conservation initiatives in Pakistan, such as capacity building of wildlife guards for grazing management and anti-poaching activities. The proceeds will further be utilised in the installation of camera traps for population assessment, and other initiatives to reduce the retaliatory killing of snow leopards by herders, such as secure pens for livestock and livestock insurance schemes.