Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has inaugurated the first-ever wildlife museum facility in Sindh, according to a news report. The ‘Sindh Wildlife Museum’ is located on Deen Mohammad Wafai Road, and consists of four rooms and two corridors.
As per plans, the authorities will convert this museum into the Sindh Museum of Natural History within a year or two. To this effect, Bilawal suggested that books related to wildlife should be converted into a digital format and stored at this facility for research purposes.
The Sindh Wildlife Museum consists of a number of displayed specimens, each of them labelled with description tags. According to the provincial wildlife department, Sindh is the native area for 322 bird species, 107 reptile species, and 82 mammal species. The primary objective of this museum is to educate the younger generation and also help researchers understand the biodiversity in Pakistan. Officials revealed that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Sindh Forest Management Project had provided funds worth PKR 1.6 million for this project.