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About Us

The Himalayan Wildlife Foundation was established in 1993 in Islamabad, Pakistan under the Social Welfare Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance, 1961 with the aim of protecting and managing the country’s natural resources and cultural heritage. In 2005, the Himalayan Wildlife Foundation (HWF) was incorporated as a Public Guarantee Limited Company under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 in Islamabad.

The Himalayan Wildlife Foundation is striving hard for the conservation of monuments like Rohtas Fort and wildlife, nature and biodiversity conservation like Deosai National Park in the northern areas of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir along with community infrastructure development and improvement of living conditions in areas of operations.

Our Vision

Sustainable, conserved and managed wildlife, nature, biodiversity and cultural heritage in Pakistan.

Our Mission

The Himalayan Wildlife Foundation believes that protection and management of biodiversity, ecosystems and cultural heritage in Pakistan will improve the quality of life of the present and future generations. The Himalayan Wildlife Foundation aims to do this by transforming the local economies, behaviors and attitudes to achieve harmony and compatibility between the communities and the wildlife. The Himalayan Wildlife Foundation works to support and accelerate this process of change by helping the local communities assume ownership and control of their natural resources and tangible cultural heritage, and develop skills required for understanding and management of their natural environment. The lessons learnt have to be shared within and outside the country to support the development of effective policies and strategies for management of ecosystems in developing countries.

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