World Environment Day

World Environment Day 5th June 2020

Message from Vice Chancellor

Professor Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan, University of Baltistan, Skardu

 

Under the Corona virus (COVID-19) scenario, the planet has experienced a new spell with positive impact though lot of human suffering, loss, and uncertainty under such situation across the globe. It is evident that this event is neither the first global pandemic nor likely the last. UOBS being the custodian of the mountain communities in G.B are determined to do its best for conservation of biodiversity and environmental health.


The Directorate of External Linkages and International Coordination at UOBS would engage activities by providing scientific resources and  involving youth, scientists, local organizations and government organizations for the stewardship of each other and our relationship with the earth.Under the Corona virus (COVID-19) scenario, the planet has experienced a new spell with positive impact though lot of human suffering, loss, and uncertainty under such situation across the globe. It is evident that this event is neither the first global pandemic nor likely the last. UOBS being the custodian of the mountain communities in G.B are determined to do its best for conservation of biodiversity and environmental health.

In connection with World Environment Day 2020, the UN declared with a theme on biodiversity a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States, and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa – and now, a global disease pandemic – demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life, in which they exist.

 

This Day (World Environment Day 2020) calls for urgent action to protect biodiversity. It describes the variety of life on Earth, encompassing the 8 million species on the planet–from plants and animals to fungi and bacteria; the ecosystems that house them; and the genetic diversity among them.

IT’S TIME FOR NATURE to restore the relationship between humans and nature.

The Vice Chancellor of University of Baltistan, Skardu hopes that by celebrating the “World Environment Day 2020” will surely help to build momentum and unite the global as well as G.B community in actions for positive change to respect and protect biodiversity in the region.

 

 

 

Dr. Ishtiaq Hussain Mondoq

Directorate of External Linkages

& International Coordination at UOBS