On the occasion of “Wildlife Week” Wetlands Division Kashmir, Department of Wildlife Protection (DWP) J&K, conducted a talk on wetland conservation on October 4th, 2022 in collaboration with GHS Soibugh & 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 & 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 tones of solid waste were removed from Zainakoot & Soibugh beats of Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve and was disposed off properly.
Further, 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.