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Introduction

Environmental Science department, LCWU was established in 2000 with an objective to produce graduates who will have received a broad and scholarly outlook to problem-solving, whether they work as environmentalists, consultants or academic scientists. Because of the professionally designed degree program, excellent courses, able faculty and diverse research programs, the department has earned the reputation of Lead University in Environmental Science in Punjab and is now working towards the establishment of center of excellence in Environmental Sciences. Environmental Science Department is considered as an excellent department at national level. It is also very well recognized internationally, rendering competitive, world-class education and high quality research in the eld of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science Department has thorough collaborations with industry, NGOs, government departments, national and international research institutes, universities and various environmental organizations including UK, Japan and Bangladesh. Department of Environmental Science is exploring new eras of educational as well as industrial research. Our faculty and students publish their research outcomes in the high ranking peer reviewed journals, participate in national and international conferences, have already earned US patent and besides research also participate actively in various community works. Environmental science department takes pride in the fact that since its inception, over four hundred students have graduated obtaining their BS, MSc and MS degrees and providing services to various echelons of society which indicates the success of our program and the trust of the stakeholders in this department.At present BC-INSPIRE-HEC funded project is running in the department in collaboration with university college London. Environmental Science department is part of a network of international groups who are committed to guard the relationships of humans and the natural world. The Society of Ethnobiology has opened its Pakistan chapter in LCWU (http://ethnobiology.org/local-chapters-society-ethnobiology). Lahore Ethnobotanists chapter focuses on the restoration of indigenous ora with community participation, create awareness about the role of ecosystems in human health and local community capacity building regarding conservation of indigenous vegetation. Various activities of this chapter take account of research, training, education, and community-based activities, including seminars, conferences, tree planting, and field trips.