Absar Khan, Co-Founder ORP Pakistan

Portrait of Absar Khan Project Coordinator for the Olive Ridley Project in Pakistan
Absar Khan, Co-Founder, ORP Pakistan.

Absar Khan is driven by a passion for the natural world; he is a scuba diver and mountaineer who loves nature and adventure so much that he left his career practicing law in England and moved to back to his home country of Pakistan to pursue his lifelong dreams.

Marine and mountain conservation always resonated with Absar and he was instrumental in setting up Olive Ridley Project in Pakistan. He is also a Dive Master as well as an Assistant Climbing Instructor with Mountain Wilderness – Pakistan.

He brings a wide range of skills to the field that helps him tremendously in achieving our goals. Our projects in Pakistan focus on conducting surveys to identify the scale of the ghost net problem, as well as initiatives for reusing ghost nets and working with and educating local communities.