‘Wildlife Week’ celebrations commence at Camping Ground of Hokersar Wetland
SRINAGAR: On the occasion of ‘Wildlife Week’ that commenced from Monday, an inaugural function was organized by the Department of Wildlife Protection J&K Government, Wetlands Division Kashmir in collaboration with the Department of School Education, Kashmir at Camping Ground of Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve, which is Queen of Wetlands and also a RAMSAR site.
The function was participated by Wildlife Mitras, Volunteers, Panchayat members of the villages around Hokersar Wetland Reserve, Different N.G.Os, Range Officer, Wildlife Protection Range Lakes (Hokersar), and various officers/officials of the department.
Different speakers during the function highlighted the role of the target groups for conservation of Wildlife for our future generations.
Ifshan Dewan, Wildlife Warden, Wetlands Division Kashmir, speaking on the occasion acquainted the students about the importance of Wildlife and laid stress on participation of students at grass roots level for Wildlife Conservation.
At the end of the function Range Officer Lakes, Sajid Farooq appealed all the stakeholders especially school going students, youth and to those who are directly or indirectly connected with Wetlands to join hands with the department for the protection and perpetuation of the existing Wetlands in the valley who are fast disappearing by the greed of the people.
Further, a Debate on the topic ‘Wildlife Conservation’, Signature campaign and Cleanliness Drive around Hokersar Wetland/Chatlum Wetland Conservation Reserve was also organized in which School children of Govt. Girls High School Zainakote, Girls HS Gund Hassi Bhat, Govt. Higher Secondary Daharmuna and Govt. High School-Wadwan and Govt. High School Pampore participated.
The ‘Wildlife Week’ celebration is scheduled to culminate on 8th October, 2023.