JK government prepares Rs 22 crore species recovery plan
Jammu and Kashmir Government has prepared a Rs 22 crore species recovery plan for wildlife conservation in the state.india Updated: Mar 27, 2009 15:39 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Government has prepared a Rs 22 crore species recovery plan for wildlife conservation in the state.“State has prepared a Rs 22 crore species recovery plan for conservation of various species for a period of five years in the state,” senior wildlife department officials said.
The plan, formulated by the Wildlife Department through Wildlife Institute of India, has been submitted to the union ministry of environment and forests for approval, they said.The plan include survey and census of hangul, leopard and black bear in the hangul habitat apart from purchase of field equipments, holding of workshops/seminars on management planning, training and capacity building of the frontline staff.
Besides, the department will also procure satellite imageries hardware and software to improve the monitoring system and will also improve the habitat by equipping them with fire protection measures, construction of in-situ carnivore proof enclosure, anti poaching/anti-grazing activities, watch towers, inspection paths.
Hangul, also known as Kashmir stag, is a critically endangered species found mainly in the Dachigam National Park and its adjoining areas.