Monday, July 11, 2016

Urban forestry: For animals, home is where the tree is

Consistent decline in Karachi’s vegetation drives wildlife out of the city. PHOTOS: AYSHA 

SALEEM/EXPRESSKARACHI: Rapid development and the subsequent chopping of trees in Karachi has not only created problems for residents but also damaged the habitat of many birds and animals that lived here. Wildlife diversity, which is crucial for environmental stability, has reduced to such an extent that one doesn’t listen to birds chirping in the morning anymore.
   As environmental activists make a case for more trees in Karachi, we take a look at how the absence of greenery forces wildlife away from the city and as a result disturbs the system that keeps all living things alive...

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