Forestry Wing

Forestry Wing is headed by Inspector General Forests (BS-21) who is assisted by two Deputy Inspector General Forests (BS-19), Conservator Wildlife (BS-19), Director Biodiversity (BS-19), Assistant Inspector General Forests (BS-18), two Deputy Conservator Wildlife (BS-18), Deputy Director Biodiversity (BS-18) and Assistant Secretary-Wildlife (BS-17). In accordance with Rules of Business (Amended), 2012 Forestry Wing is mandated to perform following functions as in the capacity of technical wing of the Ministry of Climate Change:

 

National policy, plans, strategies and programmes regarding ecology, forestry, wildlife, biodiversity and desertification, and;

Coordination, monitoring and implementation of environmental agreements with other countries, international agencies and forums.

 Responsibilities of Forestry Wing at national level:

o     National Forest Policy (draft), 2015 (Under consideration of CCI)

o     Pakistan Trade Control of fauna and flora Act, 2012 (CITES Law)

o     Draft National Law on Access and Benefit Sharing (under Nagoya Protocol)

o     Green Pakistan Programme (Revival of Forestry and Wildlife Resources in Pakistan);

o     Coordination of inter-provincial/inter-ministerial tree planting campaigns

o     National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan (draft)

 

o     Community Managed Trophy Hunting Programme 

o     Administering conservation Funds namely “Mountain Areas Conservation Fund (MACF)” and Fund for Protected Areas (FPA), which are run through Board of Directors

o     Assembly Business - Implementation of Cabinet Decisions, Presidential directives, PM Directives, National Assembly & Senate Standing Committees

o     National Taskforce on coral-reef 

o     RAM (Ramsar Advisory Mission) on flood control management

 

Forestry Wing is responsible as National Focal Point (NFP) for:-

 

·        Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD),

·        UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD),

·        Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of wild animals        (CMS),

·        RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands of an international importance        and;

·        Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna       and Flora (CITES).

·         Nagoya Protocol on Access & Benefit Sharing (ABS)

 

In addition, Forestry Wing also works as Focal Point for:

 

·         United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

·         Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative

·         IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem      Services)

·         Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)

·         COFO (FAO Committee of Forest)

·         United Nations UN-REDD Programme

·         Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme

·         Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)

·         REDD+ component of UNFCCC

·         SAWN (South Asia Wildlife Network)

·        All programmes of FAO, UNDP and World Bank related to forestry,     wildlife, biodiversity, protected areas and wetlands etc.

·        Coordination with international NGO’s like IUCN, WWF, Wetlands      International etc.