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Chiltan Adventurers Silver Jubilee Juniper Defenders camp in Ziarat

QUETTA: International Juniper Defender Award conferred to Hayatullah Khan Durrani by the Chiltan Adventurers Association Balochistan and Pakistan Cave Research and Caving Federation for his outstanding efforts to the conservations of Juniper forests in Ziarat and Zarghoon mountains regions.

Ms Rahila Hameed Durrani Member Provincial Assembly Balochistan bestowed the Juniper Defender Award to Hayatullah Khan Durrani here in a ceremony held at HDWSA Hanna Lake Quetta. Hayatullah Khan Durrani is a naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of Juniper Forests and wilderness in Ziarat and adjacent areas in Balochistan Pakistan. as volunteers activists he has strong views as environmental scientists on issues that concern the environment protection.

His outstanding exploration work telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the KoheKhilifath and Zarghoon Mountain regions of Balochistan have been read by millions. His activism helped to save the United Nations Heritage the world’s 2nd largest Juniper Forest in Ziarat, Chotiari and Shabaan Zarghoon Valleys. As environmentalist and Conservationist Durrani broadly supports the goals of the environmental movement that seeks to improve and protect the quality of the natural environment through changes to environmentally harmful human activities” as an environmentalist he is engaged in or believes in the philosophy of environmentalism.

As per details to celebrate the silver jubilee ceremonies of Chiltan Adventurers Association Baluchistan’s part three phase one of the Junipers Defenders movement of Chiltan Adventurers Association’s Balochistan organized one day Juniper Defenders Grand Walk and Workshop of the Juniper Defenders at the surroundings of Hanna Lake mountains to celebrate International Environment day 5th June 2012 as per United Nations UN Theme Green Economy More than 100 Mountaineers and youth students participated in the events. The aims of the Juniper Defenders Workshop was to educate young people and create awareness, raising voice for environment protection and conservation of Juniper forests by taking remedial measures to stop the destruction of valuable National / world heritage and endangered species within the juniper forest in Ziarat and Zarghoon mountains region. Hayatullah Khan Durrani Pride of Performance founder Chiltan Adventurers Association Balochistan and chief organizer of the Juniper Defenders events brief the juniper defenders work shop participants on importance of Juniper forest for nature. Finally video documentary film made by Abdal-I Productions Directed by Mohammad Abubakar Durrani on importance and conservations of juniper forests in Ziarat and Zarghoon mountains region were shown to the participants.

Agha Faisal Shah President Chiltan Adventurers and Hayatullah Khan Durrani distributed the certificates and shields to the participants of Juniper Defenders events. Hayatullah Khan Durrani announced that the Chiltan Adventurers Association’s Silver Jubilee Juniper Defenders Grand Camp of Mountaineers, youth male female students and Juniper Defenders will be held in the middle of October 2012 in Ziarat region in a safe and secure environment through “Back to NatureSave Juniper Save Environment” Program”.

Back to Nature Juniper Defenders is a unique youth awareness training program which is designed to provide young people of Balochistan with an experience for protection of Juniper forests that allows them to become immersed in the natural environment and to foster a love and concern for nature. On the other hand this outdoor education exposure helps students to learn self-reliance, initiative, leadership and teamwork through an outdoor exposure which provides education mixed with enjoyment of outdoor life.