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Wildlife Week: DWP, J&K holds wetland Conservation Talk

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SRINAGAR: The Wetlands Division Kashmir, Department of Wildlife Protection (DWP) J&K on Tuesday, conducted a talk on wetland conservation.

The event was conducted on the occasion of “Wildlife Week”  in collaboration with GHS Soibugh and High School Arath at Camping Ground of Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve.

The function was attended by Panchayat members, different N.G.O’s, Wildlife Mitra’s, Students, Range Officer, Wildlife Protection Range Lakes (Hokersar) and various officers and officials of the department.

Range Officer Lakes, Sajid Farooq on the occasion said that wetlands are vital for human survival.

He added that wetlands are worlds most productive environments and cradles of biological diversity that provide the water and productivity upon which countless species of plants and animals depend for survival.

A cleanliness drive around Hokersar Wetland was also conducted in which tons of solid waste were removed from Zainakote & Soibugh beats of Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve and was disposed of properly.

Further, an awareness campaign was also organized during which people living on the periphery of the wetland were requested to keep “Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve” polythene free.

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