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:

  • The Punjab Urban & Peri-Urban Forest Policy-2021
  • The Punjab Irrigated Forest & Eco-tourism Act-2021
  • The Punjab Endowment Act-2021
  • Conservation, Propagation and Promotion of Neglected Indigenous Wild Fruit Tree Species
  • Development of Dargai Gill Forest Park
  • Monitoring of Implementation of Urban and Peri - Urban Forest Policy   
  • Development of Pabbi National Park
  • Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme (Phase-I) Up-scaling of Green Pakistan Programme (Revised)
  • Afforestation of blank areas in irrigated plantations of Punjab

Wildlife

  • Streamline budgetary constraints for feed & maintenance of wildlife parks and zoos
  • Properly address the habitat shrinkage issues and ensure multi-lateral management
  • Research in various disciplines of wildlife sciences
  • Encourage participation of private sectors in wildlife resources management for socio-economic uplift
  • Short-term, mid-term and long-term management plans for protected areas
  • Establishment of Community Based Organizations for trophy hunting of ungulates throughout Punjab 
  • Establishment of Natural History Museum 
  • Improvement and restoration of Namal Lake, Mianwali
  • Establishment of Nature Reserves, National Parks, Wildlife Reserves 
  • Re-introduction / supplementation of threatened endemic species 
  • Coordination with allied departments to control the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals. 
  • Collect and apply scientific evidence for trophy hunting programmes 
  • Promote eco-tourism in wildlife conservation areas 
  • Promote educational / awareness programmes for public 
  • Declaration of WET lands
  • Declaration of two new National Parks

Fisheries

  • Rehabilitation of Site-B of Chashma Fisheries complex to enhance fish seed rearing capacity Chashma Mianwali
  • Rehabilitation and Upgradation of fish seed hatcheries to enhance fish seed production in Punjab
    • Sargodha, Rahimyar Khan, Rawalpindi, Rajanpur, Bahawalnagar, Murree and Sialkot
  • Conversion of barren lands into Aquaculture production units in Okara and Rajanpur
  • Awareness compain to enhance fish production and per capita fish consumption in Punjab to meet the nutritional requirements of masses
  • Introduction of Biofloc Fish culture technology in Punjab (A pilot project) 
    • Lahore, Rawalpindi and Bahawalpur
  • Establishment of Punjab Aquaculture Development Corporation Act 2021