Prime Minister of Pakistan launched the Protected Area Initiative (PAI) on 29th June 2020. The main objective of the initiative is to facilitate the promotion and development of key wildlife habitats across major national parks of Pakistan for conservation and ecotourism purposes. PAI is aiming at better management of 23 protected areas across the country. The quality of these protected areas will be enhanced by developing National Park Service and ecologically compliant infrastructure.
The total Protected Area was about 12% of the total land area of the country before 2018; this has increased to 13% over the past two years and further will be expanded from 13% to 15% by 2023. through quality, an enhancement to achieve international standards. Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad is executing this initiative throughout Pakistan.