Srinagar, September 16 (Scoop News)- Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India, was briefed about the measures being taken by the Government for the conservation of Hangul and other fauna, during his visit to the Dachigam National Park today.
N. N. Vohra, Governor; Mrs. Salma Ansari; Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady; Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister; Mian Altaf Ahmad, Minister for Forests; Vinod Ranjan, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests; A. K. Singh, Chief Wildlife Warden; M. A. Tak, Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Protection Department, and other senior Forest and Wildlife Department officers witnessed the presentation made on the occasion.
Through a power point presentation, Rashid Naqash, Divisional Forest Officer/Wildlife Warden, briefed the Vice President about the rich biodiversity of the
The Vice President was briefed that as per the last census of 2011 the number of Hangul recorded in the Park was 218. It was stated that presently a long term Hangul conservation plan is being implemented with the support of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. The Central Zoo Authority is also supporting the conservation programme of this critically endangered species and, under the Species Recovery Programme, a captive breeding centre will be commissioned at Shikargah, Tral, for the captive breeding of Hangul and thereafter releasing them in the wild.
Similarly, a Habitat Research Study has been initiated in collaboration with SKUAST-Kashmir for satellite collaring of Hangul in order to understand the movement patterns and the habitat, both in and outside the
The Vice President took keen interest in the presentation and observed that it was very informative.