JK government launches clean-up campaign to beautify Hokersar wetland and make it habitable for migratory birds
The government of Jammu and Kashmir has launched a clean-up campaign to remove solid waste from the Hokersar wetland on the outskirts of Srinagar city to restore its beauty and make it habitable for migrating birds.
The special campaign was organized by the Department of Wildlife Protection (DWP), JK Government Wetlands Division (WD) Kashmir in collaboration with the Srinagar City Council (SMC).
Speaking to Suhail Yousuf Qazi, the shooting officer said that cleng’s work is done in collaboration with the municipality. The main objective is to remove solid waste from the wetland.
“We also make sure that people living near the wetland do not throw litter in it. Therefore, we organize the trip every 10 days,” he said.
The aim of the cleng campaign was to remove solid waste from the wetland, restore the beauty and maintain the habitability of migratory birds.
The campaign also aims to raise awareness among stakeholders of the importance of wetlands and to make the Hokersar Wetland reserve polyethylene free.
Ghulam Nabi Baba, an employee of the wildlife department, said: “Wetlands are the kidney of the earth. Saving wetlands is very important and hard training like this is a must on a regular basis.
The wetland has its own importance, apart from the beauty. It is the homeland of thousands of migratory birds. Birds begin to travel from different foreign countries, including Siberia during the winter season.
Hokersar Afshan Wetland Wildlife Custodian, who also spoke to him, said the cleng wetland becomes important as migratory birds begin to travel in the winter.
“Wetlands are a critical place for migrating birds. We are working together to restore wetlands in the Kashmir Valley,” she added.
(With entries from ANI)
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