How we Contribute?
The Development Program of Press for Peace ensures sustainable use of indigenous resources (social, cultural, physical, biological, financial and natural). The organisation serves as a link between the indigenous communities, the governments and the international organizations on a wide range of issues related to environmental management and sustainable development.
The world around us, today, is facing an unprecedented situation with respect to the global conditions of environmental degradation. Unfortunately, much of the mankind's miseries are self-created and environmental degradation is one of the causes of conflict and violence among communities around the globe. These problems are not limited to any particular country or region; they have global impact. In fact, the concern for environmental problems was never so high as it is now. Majority of the South Asian countries share the Himalayan ecosystem. The rapid increase in population has put enormous pressure on this ecosystem. In recent years, there has been increase in natural disasters in South Asia, bringing untold miseries to million of people. The increase in the frequency of natural disasters in South Asian region is due to the break down of the Himalayan ecosystem caused by extensive deforestation. Unless all the countries in South Asia make collective efforts to protect the ecosystem, environmental disasters are likely to continue. Pollution, salinity, high levels of pesticides finding their way into the food chain, neglect of infrastructure leading to hazards for health, threatened or endangered species, encroachment on public places of scenic beauty…the list could go on and on. The most important environment problems in South Asian countries are: Water and air pollution, urbanisation, high population, deforestation, desertification, degradation of coastal areas, biodiversity and habitat loss, land degradation, and the dumping of wastes and debris.
Lack of environmental education and awareness is the cross cutting and primary reason for majority of environmental problems. Environmental awareness and education play an important role in equipping the local communities with the knowledge and skills they require, to be active partner in managing the natural resources on which they depend for their livelihoods. Institutions do not guarantee human happiness, but they are critical steps to achieve human well-being and environmental protection the PFP is conducting Environmental awareness and indigenous resource management on ways to conserve and tackle the Environment for the healthier future of the peoples.
We are working hard to make the environment a better place for all of us. Wherever you live, whatever your interests, environmental issues affect us all.