WED Activities in AYUBIA National Park, Pakistan
On 5th June 2010 a group of 53 students and 05 teachers from Beaconhouse Satellite Town Girls branch went to AYUBIA National Park to take part on the environmental activities arranged by Wild Life Department of NWFP and WWF Pakistan. Mr. Wasim from WWF Pakistan welcomed the students from Beaconhouse. He conducted an interactive session focusing the history, importance, species, and issues of the Park. Later on the students took part garbage collection activity on the pipeline track.
The students in their reflection session highlighted the following issue.
• Entry of casual tourists who are main source of solid waste in the park.
• Running business activities within the park areas. Students have observed two persons selling junk food. On a question from the vendors; it confirmed that Wild Life Department chargers Rs. 25,000 fee for this business, which seems a great violation of National Park rules itself by Wildlife Department.