Joint venture to clean up Sandspit Beach

Green Turtle Hatching

Green Turtle Hatching

A very interesting development has taken place where the World Wildlife Fund Pakistan and Dawood Corporation in Karachi have signed a memorandum to collaborate for the establishment of a regular beach cleaning mechanism at Sandspit Beach.  Soon the City District Government Karachi will also be taken into confidence for the proper disposal of collected solid waste.

Sandpit beach is a globally nesting site of two endangered species of marine turtle, the Green turtle and the Olive Ridley, that visit the beach for laying eggs between June to December each year.  Due to the pollution the number of egg laying nests has continued to decline over the past twenty years

News credit – The Nation

7 Comments so far

  1. shoaib on September 11th, 2008 @ 5:00 am

    @awab
    Good and appropriate post. Just minor correction, WWF is not World Wildlife Federation, its World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)http://www.wwfpak.org/


  2. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on September 11th, 2008 @ 7:00 am

    wow sandspit my favourite beach, and what a cute little turtle


  3. judge on September 11th, 2008 @ 8:44 am

    This test only has one question, but it’s a very important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally.
    The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision.

    Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous. Please scroll down slowly and give due consideration to each line.

    THE SITUATION:
    You are in Sindh, Larkana to be specific.

    There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding.
    You are a photo-journalist working for a major newspaper, and you’re
    caught in the middle of his epic disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless.

    You’re trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people
    swirling around you, some disappearing into the water. Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.

    THE TEST:
    Suddenly, you see a man in the water.
    He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris.
    You move closer… Somehow, the man looks familiar…
    You suddenly realize who it is… It is Asif Ali Zardari!

    You notice that the raging waters are about to take him under forever.
    You have two options:

    You can save the life of Zardari, or, you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer
    Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the country’s most
    powerful men!

    THE QUESTION:
    Here’s the question, and please give an honest answer…

    Would you select high contrast colour film, or, would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?


  4. Teeth Maestro (kar_teeth) on September 11th, 2008 @ 11:47 am

    @Shoaib – Thank you for pointing out the correction – seems like I had the lingering effect of the ‘Wrestling Federation’ phenomenon which had the better of me – have edit the post to reflect the correct changes as identified by you

    Appreciate it


  5. human01 on September 14th, 2008 @ 10:39 pm

    @ Judge, dude pretty intriguing situation you described here (I am glad u didn’t mention the third, very obvious choice….damn sadistic han!). Since both the choices are hard to resist so here is what I’m going to do. I would take a series of sequential shots (so that I couldn’t miss any action & have the whole scenario captured) with my high res (10+ MP) digital camera and have both the options available for use.


  6. human01 on September 14th, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

    @Teeth, nice post here. Very informative, I never knew that we even have WWF chapter in Pakistan. We certainly need awareness on wild life and environment conservation, although the common perception is, its just the dinner talk of privileged people but in reality its every bodies business & our survival depends on it.


  7. Talha Aziz (aziztalha) on September 15th, 2008 @ 11:15 am

    @judge: take a picture of zardari and send it to WWF titled ‘one of the world’s most dangerous blood sucking species’

    @human01: there is a ‘How you can help section’ on WWF’s Pakisan Chapter’s website .. http://www.wwfpak.org/



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