KARACHI: The 5th Birds of Sindh Photography Exhibition was recently held at Alliance Française de Karachi to showcase the bird species endemic to the province.
The two-day exhibition was a collective effort by 14 wildlife photography enthusiasts who have documented more than 320 species of birds in various locations of Sindh. This group of photographers aims at creating awareness about these birds and the preservation of their habitat which is now threatened. The exhibition was inaugurated by Cristina Brugiolo, Chief Financial Officer at UNICEF Pakistan and Javed Ahmed Mahar, Conservator Wildlife Department, Sindh.
“This mesmerising exhibition is a true depiction of the participants’ passion and determination,” said Cristina Brugiolo, Chief Financial Officer, UNICEF Pakistan, “Pakistan is indeed blessed with an abundance of natural treasures, with wildlife playing a pivotal part and hence is worth cherishing.”
While highlighting the need for creating a safe haven for the country’s avian species, Javed Ahmed Mahar, Conservator Wildlife Department, Sindh said: “It’s about time that we worked together towards conserving our natural environment to make it conducive for our bird population to thrive. The Birds of Sindh exhibition has continued with its legacy to educate the audiences about birds they didn’t know existed in our country.”
The participating photographers are closely associated with Birds of Pakistan and Birds of Sindh, two Facebook based groups that document birds endemic to the country and province respectively. This exhibition in particular has been organised under the supervision of Mirza Naim Beg, an avid birder who has taken several emerging wildlife photographers under his wings. He runs a Facebook group called Wildlife with Dream Merchants (WWDM) and organises photography trips that document the country’s bird species. News Desk