JAMMU, Feb 27: M K Dwivedi, Commissioner/ Secretary Forest released a calendar “Jewels in Wilderness” on high altitude lakes of wildlife protected areas in J&K, in an impressive programme organized by the Wildlife Protection Department at Nature Interpretation Centre, Manda, Jammu.
The programme was organized in the series of events associated with World Wildlife Day. Officers and field staff of Forest, Wildlife, and Social Forestry, SFRI, SFC and allied wings participated in the function.
Speaking on the occasion Commissioner/Secretary Forest appreciated the efforts and initiatives of being taken by the Wildlife Protection Department for protection and propagation of wildlife in the State. He also assured to resolve the human resource issues of the Forest, Wildlife and allied Departments so as to morale of the manpower engage in sensitive job of protecting environment and forests.
Suresh Kumar Chug, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests J&K and OP Sharma, Director, J&K State Forest Research Institute also spoke on the occasion. They highlighted the initiatives being taken by the Wildlife Protection Department and appealed to the civil society for supporting the department in protecting and conservation of wildlife.
Suresh Kumar Gupta, Chief Wildlife Warden J&K assured that the Department will take necessary steps very vigorously to protect the unique wildlife and habitat throughout the State.
Earlier, Tahir Shawl, Regional Wildlife Warden Jammu, in his welcome address, highlighted the importance of celebrating World Wildlife Day.
The function concluded with vote of thanks presented by J Frankoi, CCF Eco-Tourism.
The programme was also attended by Neelu Gera Director Social Forestry, Sameer Bharti CCF Jammu and Ramesh Kumar, Secretary Technical.