Forestry Wing

Forestry Wing is headed by Inspector General Forests (BS-21) who is assisted by two Deputy Inspector General Forests (BS-19), Conservator Wildlife (BS-19), Director Biodiversity (BS-19), Assistant Inspector General Forests (BS-18), two Deputy Conservator Wildlife (BS-18), Deputy Director Biodiversity (BS-18) and Assistant Secretary-Wildlife (BS-17). In accordance with Rules of Business (Amended), 2012 Forestry Wing is mandated to perform following functions as in the capacity of technical wing of the Ministry of Climate Change:

National policy, plans, strategies and programmes regarding ecology, forestry, wildlife, biodiversity and desertification, and;Coordination, monitoring and implementation of environmental agreements with other countries, international agencies and forums.


Responsibilities of Forestry Wing at national level:

  • National Forest Policy (draft), 2015 (Under consideration of CCI)
  • Pakistan Trade Control of fauna and flora Act, 2012 (CITES Law)
  • Draft National Law on Access and Benefit Sharing (under Nagoya Protocol)
  • Green Pakistan Programme (Revival of Forestry and Wildlife Resources in Pakistan);
  • Coordination of inter-provincial/inter-ministerial tree planting campaigns
  • National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan (draft)
  • Community Managed Trophy Hunting Programme 
  • Administering conservation Funds namely “Mountain Areas Conservation Fund (MACF)” and Fund for Protected Areas (FPA), which are run through Board of Directors
  • Assembly Business - Implementation of Cabinet Decisions, Presidential directives, PM Directives, National Assembly & Senate Standing Committees
  • National Taskforce on coral-reef 
  • RAM (Ramsar Advisory Mission) on flood control management


Forestry Wing is responsible as National Focal Point (NFP) for:-

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of wild animals (CMS)
  • RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands of an international importance
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES).
  • Nagoya Protocol on Access & Benefit Sharing (ABS)


In addition, Forestry Wing also works as Focal Point for:

  • United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
  • Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative
  • IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services)
  • Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)
  • COFO (FAO Committee of Forest)
  • United Nations UN-REDD Programme
  • Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme
  • Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)
  • REDD+ component of UNFCCC
  • SAWN (South Asia Wildlife Network)
  • All programmes of FAO, UNDP and World Bank related to forestry, wildlife, biodiversity, protected areas and wetlands etc.
  • Coordination with international NGO’s like IUCN, WWF, Wetlands International etc.