It is one of the most water stressed countries in the world. Climate change will lead to profound challenges for its people, but how severely will it impact its wildlife? In the high Karakorum mountains, the retreating snowline has opened up the snow leopard’s territory to human encroachment and animal competition. ​Diminishing natural springs have contributed to a rise in human wildlife conflict. The Indus River delta, hosting a unique ecosystem and hundreds of migrating bird species, is drying up and disappearing into the Arabian Sea. Too many dams and agricultural canals have tapped out the river before it reaches the end of its 3000 km journey. Pakistan’s people and wildlife depend on saving this critical lifeline.​​


​River of Life

The Indus River flows out of the most vulnerable and impo​rtant “water tower” of the world - the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. The river’s drainage nurtures an astounding array of wildlife as it drops from icy peaks to one of the biggest deltas on earth. But this cornucopia of life is threatened by climate change and man- made destruction. ​

Film by Abdullah Khan.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



​​Wildlife in Northern Paki​stan

Sheer cliffs and inaccessible terrain have protected hundreds of species of fauna, from stealthy snow leopards to the nimble ibex. But every year, human settlements are spreading to higher ground, threatening the survival of vulnerable species. 

​Communities in Northern Pakistan​

River of Destruction

Long after the floodwaters recede and the physical damage is repaired, the psychological scars of catastrophic floods can linger. The spirit of many high mountain communities can be broken. ​​