Naeem Ashraf Raja

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Naeem Ashraf Raja
Born 1967
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Director Biodiversity, Pakistan
Employer Ministry of Climate Change (Pakistan)
Government of Pakistan
employee as a forester

Naeem Ashraf Raja (Urdu: نعیم اشرف راجہ) is the Director of biodiversity in the Federal Government of Pakistan.[1][2]


A fellow of 'LEAD Pakistan',[3] Raja previously served as the Assistant Inspector General of Forests in the Ministry of Environment.[4]

Besides his environmental work with the Government of Pakistan, Naeem Ashraf Raja has also worked in the Palas valley with the Himalyan Jungle Project,[5] the Chiltan Markhor Preservation Project, and has also done consultancy work with Pakistan Wildlife Foundation.[6]

Along with his work for the environment, Naeem Ashraf Raja has also published his field research[7] in several venues,[8][9] presented his research at international conferences[10][11] and also reviews environment-related submissions for Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies.[12]

Environmentalist role

Naeem Ashraf Raja often reviews and makes his comments to the Pakistani news media on the dangers to Pakistani forests[13] and biodiversity and in 2014 was also one of the two Pakistani delegates in Geneva to have won a $3.8 million Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness grant for Pakistan.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Khan, Rina Saeed (19 January 2014). "Earthly matters: Can Pakistan's forests be saved?". Retrieved 29 March 2020. 
  2. "Pakistan - National Focal Points". Retrieved 25 March 2020. 
  3. "Leadership Development Programme (listed names of Fellows and Associates - scroll down to name #151 Naeem Ashraf Raja)". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2020. 
  4. "Workshop on "Forest Carbon Stock Assessment for REDD in Pakistan" from Feb 13-18". OnePakistan News website. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2020. 
  5. Raja, N. AExpression error: Unrecognized word "etal". (1999). "The birds of Palas, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan". Forktail 15: 77–85. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  6. "Pakistan Wildlife Foundation". Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  7. Raja, N. AExpression error: Unrecognized word "etal". (1999). "The birds of Palas, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan". Forktail 15: 77–85. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  8. "Shrubs in Spate Irrigation Areas of Pakistan". Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  10. "Fifth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity: Ecosystems and people - Development and biodiversity - The road to 2010 and beyond (Naeem Ashraf Raja represented Pakistan)". 29 October 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2020. 
  11. "International Conference on Managing Forests for Poverty Reduction". Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  12. "Naeem Ashraf Raja on the Advisory Review Committee". Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2020. 
  13. Craig, Tim (2 February 2014). "Energy shortages force Pakistanis to scavenge for wood, threatening tree canopy". The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 March 2020. 

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