Our mission is to conserve natural heritage of the country, dynamism of ecosystems and species threatened with risk of extinction. Since baseline information on most of the species and habitats is fragmentary, we are trying to develop an understanding of concepts and issues relevant to wildlife management in Pakistan. We aim to apply this knowledge for analyzing, designing and implementing wildlife management programs in the country. We impart professional level skills to students to apply their knowledge for conserving endangered species and manage fragmented and disturbed habitats. We inculcate in them an ability to understand wider implications of wildlife management and a sense to integrate information from across disciplines.
Currently the research priority of department is based on such fundamental topics as behavioral ecology, nutritional and physiological ecology, landscape ecology and range management. Applied areas include game species management, ecology of rare and endangered species, wildlife damage management, ecosystem health and management, habitat fragmentation and environmental impact assessment. The Department was founded to have grassroots approach that goes to the heart of a central issue i.e. preserving the biodiversity, the mandate of the 21st century. This historical mandate is broadening to encompass other environmental concerns such as species at risk, sustainability and endangered habitats.
We firmly believe that adverse effects of climate change, habitat loss and resulting biodiversity loss can only be minimized if not stopped completely by networking of Higher Education Institutions of the world engaged in biodiversity conservation. Department of Wildlife and Ecology has established link with Center for Environment and Society, School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, UK in second round of Higher Education Commission-British Council-Joint Link Program (HEC-BC- JHELP). Establishment of DelPHE (Developing partnership in Higher Education) link is another great achievement of this Department. The Department is also in process to develop MoU with Bat Ecology and Bioacoustic Laboratory, University of Bristol, UK.