Where art thou gone?: Birds find home elsewhere as Karachi makes space for humans
Karachi has seen a marked decline in the number of birds as they have flown to safer places. Marine birds, such as the ones above, were once found in abundance on the city’s
Chinese assistance: Work starts on nuclear power plant at Karachi shore, say sources
Spadework has been started on the 1,000 MW nuclear power plant being set up near Hawkes Bay with Chinese assistance, sources said. The plant worth $4 billion will take seven years
Livestock sector plays important role
International and local agricultural scientists and delegates from 24 countries and UN officials, who gathered on Tuesday, stressed the need for applied research in the sector that has practical application More
Living part of the world is complex and its ecology more complex. Human involvement further increases this complexity. We the scientists are frequently carried away by our observations, made for a limited time and analyzed with simpler perspectives of human mind. There are frequent examples of jumping at a simpler conclusions which subsequently proved to be much complex with disastrous results. Simpler observation on insect killing effect of chemicals, like DDT, lead to a wide spread use of insecticides in our aspiration to get More>>>....
CID to probe theft of animals from zoo
Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Owais Muzzafar tasked the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Sindh Police to probe the matter of missing and stolen animals from the Karachi Zoological Gardens.
Role of women in promotion of modern farm sector practices highlighted
Women farmers are playing a vital role in promotion of modern practices in the agriculture sector. This sector will help combat food insecurity and malnutrition affecting
Canadian HC inaugurates solar irrigation plant
A solar irrigation plant was inaugurated by Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Greg Giokas on Thursday in Khushpur village situated in the Faisalabad district. Khushpur village comprises
International Livestock Nutrition Conference begins at UVAS
The fourth “International Livestock Nutrition Conference” started at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore on Wednesday. Planning and Development Board Punjab Chairman Muhammad IrfanMore
Seafood exports surge by $85.2 million
TPakistan's seafood export surged by $85.202 million or over 34 percent during July-September period of the current fiscal year for a better global demand, exporters said on Tuesday.
‘Sharp decline in catch threatens lobsters export’
Lobsters might vanish completely from the list of the country’s exports within a few years as their catch has declined sharply, experts and individuals associated with the More
Equine Welfare in Pakistan
Steps to control diseases from animals to humans
PARC in collaboration with National Institute of Health (NIH) and other national and international partners have organised a day-long "National One Health Symposium" at National
A serious threat to cattle farming
A The livestock sector is undergoing rapid changes in response to pressures from globalisation and rapidly growing demand for animal food products in developing
Pakistan can lead milk market if it controls animal diseases
US Animal Health Attaché Dr David Ashford says Pakistan can lead the milk producing market around the globe if it succeeds in controlling
Egg Prices Soar as Temperature Drops
A week ago, eggs were sold at the rate of PKR88 per dozen but in a span of seven days, egg prices soared by PKR30 in the wholesale More
2nd International Workshop on Dairy Science Park will be held next year
The 2nd International Workshop on Dairy Science Park will be held on November 18-20, 2013 at Agricultural More
Pakistan facing climate change risks
Pakistan is facing existence of five major risks related to climate change including rise in sea level, glacial retreats, floods, higher average temperature and higher frequency of
Australia to assist Pakistan in agriculture, dairy sector
Australian High Commissioner in Pakistan Peter Heward has said that his country is keen to assist Pakistan in unleashing huge agricultural and dairy potential.
Pakistan and weather disasters
Pakistan faces a range of threatening climate change impacts: sea water intrusion into the Indus Delta, valley glaciers melting in high mountain areas, the water scarcity/food security challenge and flooding
Extracting biodiesel from poultry carcasses
The project, by Dr John Abraham for his Ph.D, was conducted at the Veterinary College and Research Institute (VC&RI). Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences More
Millions for nation's first offshore wind farm at risk
As it seeks investors, a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the nation's first offshore wind farm must reach fast-approaching benchmarks or risk missing out on
Oregon's brown pelicans may starve after crash in West Coast sardine population
Scientists and conservation groups are worried the crash in West Coast sardines that has triggered deep cutbacks in commercial fishing is also
Merck Animal Health Launches Global Awareness Campaign to Support Pet Diabetes Month™
Merck Animal Health has launched a global awareness campaign to support Pet Diabetes Month™ this November. The “A Healthy Pet = A Happy Family” campaign highlights that just like humans, dogs and cats can also suffer from diabetes – a relevant message as November is also American Diabetes Month. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the signs of the condition among pet owners, in an
Fresh effort to clone extinct animal
Scientists in Spain have received funding to test whether an extinct mountain goat can be cloned from preserved cells.
The bucardo became extinct in 2000, but cells from the last animal were frozen in liquid nitrogen.
In 2003, a cloned calf was brought to term but died a few minutes after birth.
Now, the scientists will test the viability of the female bucardo's 14-year-old preserved cells.