What Is GEF?

Green Earth Foundation was founded on 1st July 2018. The Green Earth Foundation, Pakistan’s largest and most trusted environmental conservation organization, works across the dear country to inseparably unite Pakistanis from all walks of social life in wisely giving wildlife a voice. We’ve been precisely on the front lines for abundant wildlife, fighting gallantly for the conservation values woven into the fabric of our nation’s collective heritage. We genuinely need redefining how we think about our quality of life by fiercely rejecting endless consumption and carefully revising our comprehensive understanding of what we think strategically of as a “primary right” and an “aspirational life.”

The objects of the Trust are to promote social welfare through environmental conservation including social accountability, preservation and control of the forests, diverse ecosystem and biodiversity in Pakistan as well as to promote development and advancement of science, art, and practice of water and environmental management through:

1. Public awareness:

  • Undertake awakening and intervention programs for enforcement of environmental law, access to environmental information, town and country planning, integrated pollution control, atmospheric pollution, excreta disposal sedimentation and coagulation, treatment and disposal of sewage and silage, biogas, water treatment methods and other nature conservation programs;
  • Consolidate and develop the state of knowledge of an increasing range of indigenous tree species – their establishment, growth, and productive use; maximizing the economic incentives for establishing indigenous trees by reducing establishment costs; resolving legal and political obstacles currently serving as disincentives to the planting of indigenous trees; and building a network of knowledge-sharing amongst stakeholders;
  • Conduct trainings of professionals and general public in ecology, climate change, natural resource management, forestry, environmental conservation and to enhance public awareness and environmental education about the principles and practice of environmental management;
  • Provide information and education by carrying on research concerning the conservation of eco-systems, ecological processes and biological diversity throughout Pakistan;
  • Awareness on water conservation

2. Pollution control:

  • Prevent and reduce any potential causes of pollution and to take remedial actions for mitigating the effects of pollution by provision, maintenance and improvement of public parks, recreation of grounds or open spaces and provision of public amenities in the vicinity of landfill sites;
  • Organize and run special sanitation and environment protection programs for hospitals, carnivals, hotels and restaurants, railway stations, bus stands, canteens, industrial ergonomics and other public places;

3. Tree plantation and maintenance of national parks:

  • Supporting the maintenance of environmentally significant lands within the national reserve system, whether publicly managed national Parks or private reserves and assisting the acquisition of land for inclusion within the system;
  • Promote and carry on planting, growing, cultivating, producing and raising plantations of various forest species of proven utility and maintaining, conserving, protecting, preserving, tending, exploiting and managing in all respects of plants and trees raised or come up naturally;

4. Water conservation:

  • Provide information and education and to carry on research about the natural water resources of Pakistan and involve the governments and community organizations to protect and enhance the natural water resources of Pakistan which includes protecting, enhancing and restoring water sources, their associated ecosystems, ecological processes and biological diversity throughout Pakistan
  • Create awareness among the community regarding depleting fresh water resources and create awareness regarding water conservation.

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