CUJ Celebrated World Wet Land Day
Feb 02, 2017

On the occasion of “World Wetlands Day” the Department of Animal Sciences and Wildlife of Central University of Jammu organized a one day workshop here at its Temporary Academic Block, Sainik Colony, Jammu today. The Chief Guest of the workshop was Sh. M.P.Dogra, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forest, J&K State. And other dignitaries included Prof. D.C. Gautam, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, Sh. Nadeem Quadri, Advocate and Environmental activist founder Wildlife Conservation Fund and Sh. Parvez Shagoo, Forester and Birdwatcher, Department of Wildlife Protection, J&K.

Speaking on the occasion Sh. M.P Dogra discussed about the issues faced in conservation of wetlands. Sh. Nadeem Quadri disseminated knowledge about the importance of Gharana Wetland, R.S.Pura, Jammu and also congratulated the Central University of Jammu for its efforts in the environmental awareness programmes like these. Sh. Parvez Shagoo delivered a talk and showed an interesting documentary on birds of wetlands of J&K. Earlier, Prof. N.K.Tripathi, Head, Department of Animal Sciences and Wildlife welcomed the august gathering and apprised them about the importance of World Wetlands Day.

Students from the Integrated Botany, Zoology and Chemistry courses presented PowerPoint presentations, displayed models and charts on the Gharana Wetland, R.S.Pura, Jammu and also on the importance of the wetlands to the world. It is worthy to mention here that Department of Animal Sciences and Wildlife preceding to the workshop had organized a field trip to Gharana Wetland Reserve for the students of the integrated courses of Chemistry, Botany and Zoology on 28th January 2017 in collaboration with Department of Wildlife and Protection, J&K and the Wildlife Conservation Fund, J&K to Gharana Wetland in order to expose them to the rich biodiversity of the wetland. The workshop culminated with an open discussion of the students with experts and a vote of thanks by Dr. Anjali Dhar while the proceeding of the workshop were conducted by Ms. Mehak Mahajan.
All the faculty members of the Animal Sciences and Wildlife and Plant Sciences department were also present.