Biodiversity conservation training held

JAMMU: Jammu & Kashmir Biodiversity Council, in collaboration with J&K Forest Department, today organised a one day Training program on Biodiversity Conservation here for Rehbar-e-Janglat officials of Forest Departments, here at Forest Information Centre, Bikram Chowk.
Besides Biodiversity Conservation, the focus of training program was on updation of Biodiversity of Jammu & Kashmir which has already been documented in People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) of each Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC).
During the program, PCCF (HoFF), J&K Forest Department, Dr. Mohit Gera addressed the Rehbar-e-Janglat and spoke about the achievements made till date on documentation and up-dation process of biodiversity in Jammu & Kashmir to ensure its conservation and sustainable utilization. He also highlighted the role of BMCs in Biodiversity Conservation. He impressed upon Rehbar-e-Janglat to work with full zeal and dedication and get associated with the updation of People Biodiversity Registers which is the register for biodiversity within the jurisdiction of BMC, which is a statutory authority. He also impressed upon to create a massive awareness at the grass root level with respect to Biodiversity Conservation and its Sustainable Utilization. He also informed on various initiatives of Forest Department on active involvement of BMCs in sustainable collection and utilization of Non-Timber Forest Produces (NTFP).


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