How we Contribute?
Major Focus Areas
- Climate Change
- Biodiversity Conservation
- Habitat Restoration and Management
- Sustainable Development
- Eco tourism
How we Intervene?
- Environmental Awareness, Protection and Mitigation
- Sustainable Use of indigenous Resources (social, cultural, physical, biological, financial and natural)
- Link between indigenous communities, government departments, local and international organizations on a wide range of issues related to environmental management and sustainable development.
Our Environmental Vision
The picture shown below was taken during an Environmental Awareness Raising Campaign for School Children in Muzaffarabad.
The world is facing today an alarming situation with respect to global conditions of environmental degradation. Unfortunately, mankind's thirst for establishing supremacy and control over the nature has brought uncountable havoc to the whole world of flora and fauna. The globe's bio-diversity is at risk and interventions to mitigate this process at global level are considerably very low. In addition, the environmental degradation is one of the major causes of conflict and violence among communities and these problems are not limited to any particular country or region rather these are global. In fact, the concern for Environmental problem has never been as 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, urbanization, 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 our environment a better place for all of us. Wherever we live, whatever our interests are; environmental issues affect us. Above (right) is a picture taken during execution of Press for Peace Environmental Rehabilitation Project in Neelum Valley, Muzaffarabad.