Economic dictates

Published: Wednesday 15 December 1993

ECONOMIC demands are nullifying the efforts of the World Wide Fund for Nature, which is trying to save the rich biological diversity of the Sulieman mountain range in Pakistan.

The Chilghoza pines growing here produce edible seeds, which bring in a lot of money to an otherwise not-so-prosperous area. But now, despite a ban, social and economic demands have led to the cutting of these trees, evidence of which are markets flooded with Chilghoza timber.

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