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                                         Taking the show on road!

                            WWF-Pakistan’s Travelling Nature Carnival 2012

Lahore February 20, 2012: The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) organized its Annual
Travelling Nature Carnival at Race Course Park, in partnership with the MCB Bank. The objective of the event
was to motivate and involve youth and general public in valuing the rich natural heritage of Pakistan, and
supporting conservation initiatives

The Nature Carnival was attended by around 15,000 people. There were 100 stalls set up by school,
universities and commercial entities.

WWF – Pakistan Director Operation, Mr. Anwar Naseem pointed out that through this Nature Carnival
environmental messages can be conveyed to the large number of audience. He further said that children are
the stewards for change they should be equipped with conservation practices

Mr. Kamran Rasool, (Group Head CSR) of MCB Bank was the special guest at the event. He said that MCB
Bank in partnership with WWF- Pakistan, is proud to be part of the carnival and hopes to make the young
generation of Pakistan an environmentally sensitive generation and a guardian of our natural resources.

He said that the MCB Bank is conscious of its responsibility to the society, and the evidence of this is the new
head quarters premises of the bank that is a model of energy conservation and clean environment. Similarly,
he said, the Nishat Group has established its industries based on pollution free productive activities and the
group proudly boasts of having installed the largest water treatment plant in its textile processing unit.

Ms. Sonia Khan Manager, Corporate Relations, WWF- Pakistan said that “for the past 10 years, WWF-
Pakistan's Natural Carnival has been playing its role as a unique endeavour that brings together thousands of
visitors, such as student, families, corporate sector, media, government organizations, conservation
organisations and general public .Its provide a collective platform for building knowledge and interest in
responsible action, ecologically conscious development and sustainable living.

Among its several engaging activities, the most innovative was the 3D display model competition. Hundreds of
students participated in live presentations to the judges and guests, featuring themes such as habitat
conservation of endangered species (Snow leopard, green turtle, Indus dolphin), water conservation, a green
idea, solid waste management (recycle, reuse, reduce), global warming and climate change, ecotourism,
energy conservation, and green architecture. The Winning institutes were presented with shield and

The carnival also arranged environment puppet show, live musical performance, magic show, environment
games and quiz, nature art exhibition, theatre and environment debate competition.

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