20
Jan

Media Coverage of Plantation campaign

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WBM Foundation conducted Plantation and Cleanliness Awareness Seminar at Fatima Jinnah College for Women, Chuna Mandi Walled City on Clean and Green Pakistan, dated 15th January 2020.
WBM Foundation conducts its plantation campaign to aware students about the importance of plantation and awareness on cleanliness. The clean and green campaign was organized in the said educational institution where nearly more than hundred students, faculty members took part for the campaign. Team of  WBM Foundation followed by FJC Principal Ms Dr Bushra Samina took part in the seminar.
WBM Foundation, Environmentalist Miss Fazila Ishfaq briefed the students and faculty members of college about the importance of plantation and how citizens can participate in maintaining Greenery and cleanliness.Also WBM Foundation donate plants in the college.

Further she added Government and society including us have to feel their responsibilities and individuals have to play their role to reduce the rate of deforestation. As the environmental situation is going grimmer day by day, it's a need of an hour to put efforts and join hands with each other to make this world a beautiful place to live in. As an environmental engineer, I believe that our country (Pakistan) is on the 7th number of world climate change and the condition is gradually down day by day. The government took initiatives of billion tree tsunami project to make the pollution condition into normal.

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16
Jan

Sar Sabz aur Saaf Pakistan 2020

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WBM Foundation conducted Plantation and Cleanliness Awareness Seminar  with collaboration of LWMC on theme ''Clean and Green Pakistan'', dated 15th January 2020.
WBM Foundation conducts its plantation campaign to aware students about the importance of plantation and awareness on cleanliness. The clean and green campaign was organized in the said educational institution where nearly more than hundred students, faculty members took part for the campaign. Team of  WBM Foundation followed by FJC Principal Ms Dr Bushra Samina took part in the seminar.
WBM Foundation, Environmentalist Miss Fazila Ishfaq briefed the students and faculty members of college about the importance of plantation and how citizens can participate in maintaining Greenery and cleanliness.Also WBM Foundation donate plants in the college.

Government to facilitate the citizens by free plants, each Student should adopt the habit of each one plant one,don’t litter ,disposing off waste in the bin.Parents-Educate their Children to keep your surrounding clean and green.Friends-Don’t be litter bug/motivating each other to keep surrounding clean and avoid littering.
Adopt habit of using waste bin,avoid littering on streets and roads,realize your role in making city waste free,join us to promote habit of 3R’s  (Reduce,Reuse,Recycle
 

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13
Jan

African grey parrots spontaneously 'lend a wing'

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People and other great apes are known for their willingness to help others in need, even strangers. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on January 9 have shown for the first time that some birds -- and specifically African grey parrots -- are similarly helpful.

"We found that African grey parrots voluntarily and spontaneously help familiar parrots to achieve a goal, without obvious immediate benefit to themselves," says study co-author Désirée Brucks of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany.

Parrots and crows are known for having large brains relative to the size of their bodies and problem-solving skills to match. For that reason, they are sometimes considered to be "feathered apes," explain Brucks and study co-author Auguste von Bayern.

However, earlier studies showed that, despite their impressive social intelligence, crows don't help other crows. In their new study, Brucks and von Bayern wondered: what about parrots?

To find out, they enlisted several African grey parrots and blue-headed macaws. Both parrot species were eager to trade tokens with an experimenter for a nut treat. But, their findings show, only the African grey parrots were willing to transfer a token to a neighbor parrot, allowing the other individual to earn a nut reward.

"Remarkably, African grey parrots were intrinsically motivated to help others, even if the other individual was not their friend, so they behaved very 'prosocially,'" von Bayern says. "It surprised us that 7 out of 8 African grey parrots provided their partner with tokens spontaneously -- in their very first trial -- thus without having experienced the social setting of this task before and without knowing that they would be tested in the other role later on. Therefore, the parrots provided help without gaining any immediate benefits and seemingly without expecting reciprocation in return."

Importantly, she notes, the African grey parrots appeared to understand when their help was needed. When they could see the other parrot had an opportunity for exchange, they'd pass a token over. Otherwise, they wouldn't.

The parrots would help out whether the other individual was their "friend" or not, she adds. But, their relationship to the other individual did have some influence. When the parrot in need of help was a "friend," the helper transferred even more tokens.

The researchers suggest the difference between African greys and blue-headed macaws may relate to differences in their social organization in the wild. Despite those species differences, the findings show that helping behavior is not limited to humans and great apes but evolved independently also in birds.

It remains to be seen how widespread helping is across the 393 different parrot species and what factors may have led to its evolution. The researchers say that further studies are required to investigate the underlying mechanisms of the parrots' helping behavior. For instance, how do parrots tell when one of their peers needs help? And, what motivates them to respond?

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08
Jan

Australia fires: Almost 2,000 homes destroyed in marathon crisis

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Almost 2,000 houses have been destroyed in Australia's months-long bushfire crisis, officials say, as crews prepare frantically for worsening conditions.

After ferocious conditions last week, firefighters are using milder weather to boost containment lines around fires engulfing south-eastern Australia.

Temperatures are likely to soar again on Friday, prompting fears that two fires could form a new "mega blaze".

At least 25 people and millions of animals have died since September.

Australia is fighting an unprecedented bushfire season, fuelled by record temperatures and widespread drought.

On Tuesday, New South Wales (NSW) officials said fires there had claimed 1,588 homes and damaged 653 more.

About 200 homes have been destroyed in neighbouring Victoria, adding to more than 100 lost in other states.

The Insurance Council of Australia estimated the damage bill had reached A$700m (£370m; $485m), but said it expected the cost to rise significantly.

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