Gilgit, April 9: Dr. Aziz Ali Najam, Vice Chancelor KIU and Izhar Ali Hunzai, GM AKRSP presented ‘The Science and Practice of Ecology and Society Award‘ to the SNT representatives in presence of a large number of local, national and international delegates participating the international conference on Partnership and Networking, in Serene Hotel, Gilgit. Mehjabeen Abidi-Habib, a LEAD Pakistan Fellow and Vice Chair of the LEAD International Board of Directors, who is the co-author with Anna Lawrence of the Research study titled, Revolt and Remember: How the Shimshal Nature Trust Develops and Sustains Social-Ecological Resilience in Northern Pakistan was also present at the occasion.
Mehjabeen in her speech praised the community of Shimshal for developing a sustainable mechanism for the conservation and preservation of nature. She also shared some of the comments from Pamir Times to highlight the importance of the award for the local community.
The award includes grant money to the community under study and publication of the academic article in the journal ‘Ecology and Society’. Below is the URL link to the article and its citation. [Read the article online]