Future Plans

Forest

The department has taken some initiatives for the efficient planning of future in the context of its mission and vision. Few of the plans are listed as under:

  • Under the Chief Minister's special initiative, a total of 2530 acres is being afforested during 2013-14.
  • The forest resources of Punjab shall be monitored through satellite in GIS laboratory
  • On the directions of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, trees shall be planted on an area of 2050 acres during 2013-14 and 750 acres in future in Murree.
  • Proposal for raising plantation for pulp is underway with Stora Enso (Finnish).
  • The Corporate Sector Responsibility (CSR) project of Engro was implemented in Changa Manga (200 acres).
  • While a project of Coca Cola over 50 acres is in pipeline at Lahore.

Wildlife

  • Focus on illegal hunting, poaching and netting.
  • Streamline budgetary constraints for feed & maintenance of wildlife parks and zoos.
  • Properly address the habitat shrinkage issues and ensure multi-lateral management.
  • Develop harmony among allied departments.
  • Improve liaison among Provincial and Federal Wildlife Conservation Organizations.
  • Research in various disciplines of wildlife sciences.
  • Encourage participation of private sectors in wildlife resources management.
  • Short-term, mid-term and long-term management plans for protected areas.
  • Revisit the annual development program for new interventions.

Fisheries

  • Fisheries resource survey through GIS.
  • Introduction of deep water fishing techniques in dams and reservoirs.
  • Introduction of intensive fish farming to increase per acre yield.
  • Establishment of modern fish markets and provision of marketing facilities to improve market and export.
  • Modification of aquaculture system to ease water scarcity.
  • Diversification of aquaculture through high value exportable species.
  • Delivery of better extension services to accelerate fish culture practices in rural areas.
  • Survey of major natural fisheries resources and preparation of a management plan for sustainable fisheries development.