Kargil: The Wildlife Division Kargil in collaboration with the Department of Zoology, Government Degree College, Kargil, Monday observed International Snow Leopard Day.
During the event, ADC Kargil, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Wani was the chief guest, while incharge Principal GDC, Kargil and faculty members were also present.
At the outset, Wildlife Warden Kargil, Raza Ali Abidi, said the day was aimed to show the importance of snow leopard conservation and raise awareness about this incredible animal.
He emphasized the importance of taking measures to take conservation measures, as well as consolidating efforts in terms of an environmental collaboration of different organizations to achieve goals of conservation. He also thanked the students for the participation in the programme.
HoD Zoology, Dr Akbar Khan gave a detailed presentation on snow leopard and how conservation activities are carried out in the snow leopard range areas of the world and in context to Ladakh.
Later, a short documentary was screened to the audience. The teaching faculty and the students participated in the event. Earlier, a painting competition was held and certificates were given to participants and position holders.
During the programme, signature pledge was taken by the participants to conserve and save snow leopard. Later, Range Officer, Wildlife Department presented the vote of thanks.
Pertinently, the Wildlife Department also conducted a training workshop for the women folks in Drass.
They were trained in making different types of handicraft items including felted toys. The programme was conducted in collaboration with Himalayan Brown Near Trust, Snow Leopard Trust and Wildlife Department.
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