Conservation

Pakistan has the highest annual deforestation rate in Asia and the biggest cited reasons for extinction of any species is habitat loss and overhunting. During the human colonization of Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian islands, an estimated 750-1800 species of birds went extinct. In modern times, over 190 species of birds have become extinct.

 

Some Extinct Birds:

Dodo,

Carolina parakeet,

Passenger pigeon,

&

Great auk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, conservation is so important because every second, a slice of rainforest the size of a football field is mowed down in the world. That’s 86,400 football fields of rainforest per day, or over 31 million football fields of rainforest each year.

In Pakistan, we have only 1.9 percent of land area that is covered in forest with an alarming rate of deforestation. The annual rate of deforestation in Pakistan is 2.1 percent or in other words Pakistan loses 42,000 hectares of its forests every year. No Asian country has a forest degradation rate higher than this.

Besides habitat loss, other arising factor for the decline in precious native species of birds and especially migratory bird species in Pakistan is illegal hunting. BCSP is creating an opportunity for you and your family to explore a whole new world about our birds and why protecting and conserving them and their habitats is so much important for people and environment alike.