Jammu and Kashmir News
JAMMU, OCTOBER 05- In connection with the Wildlife Week Celebration 2015 the Department of Wildlife Protection Jammu organized a visit of school students from various schools to Manda Zoo. The visit was followed by a film show on the Wildlife Conservation.
The objective of this visit was to educate students about the Conservation of Wildlife and inculcate among them a sense of responsibility towards conservation of our depleting species. The students had a round of all animal enclosures and watched wild animals and learnt about their behaviour, conservation status, feeding habits, their up keep and maintenance and health care.
Wildlife officials interacted with the students and answered their queries regarding wildlife management during the visit.
A.K. Gupta, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife)/ Regional Wildlife Warden Jammu was the Chief Guest while interacting with the school children and the local people he laid stress upon involvement of local communities, students and young generation for maintaining ecological balance.
Lalit Kumar Sharma, Wildlife Warden Jammu spoke about the importance of exposing students to the native flora and fauna and importance of conservation of wildlife habitat. He also gave an introduction about different programmes being organized during the Wildlife Week Celebration in Jammu.
Dr. Rajinder Singh Katoch, Departmental Veterinary Assistant Surgeon while speaking on this occasion stressed on the need of striking balance between conservation and development and informed the students about the different species of wildlife & their conservation management.He explained in detail the role of young generation in safeguarding our environment by adopting eco-friendly life style.
Rishi Paul Range Officer Wildlife Range Jammu highlighted the importance of conservation of bio-diversity and stressed upon the need to educate students and young generation about their nature heritage.
The documentary on “Wildlife” were shown to the students at Nature Interpretation Centre, Manda.