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Advisor Kumar for promotion of Wildlife Eco-tourism
9/22/2018 10:23:49 PM
Early Times Report

BARAMULLA, Sept 22: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today asked the Wildlife Protection and Forest Department to take steps to promote Wildlife Eco-tourism and to harvest optimum level out of Eco-tourism potential the nature has bestowed the state with.
This was stated by the Advisor during his extensive visit to Gulmarg today where he chaired a meeting with the officers of Forest and Wildlife department to review the Wildlife Protection activities in the protected areas.
The Advisor was accompanied by Commissioner Secretary Forests, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi during the tour.
While reviewing the functioning of Wildlife Protection wing of the Forest department, the Advisor was informed about the details of protected areas including Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary and species of animals, birds found in these areas.
Threadbare discussions were held on the rare species that find space in the protected areas along with conservation measures taken by the Wildlife Department. The Advisor asked the concerned officers to explore the potential of organizing jungle camps, educational tours to these areas roping other concerned departments including Youth Services & Sports and Tourism.
"This move will help the wildlife loving people and students to come closer to the nature and feel the importance of wild animals and rare species in the eco-system," K Vijay Kumar said adding that Wildlife Associations can be roped in for their help and promotion of Eco-Tourism under Wildlife in the state.
Later, the Advisor met with various local delegations including Pony Owner Association, Traders Association Gulmarg, Contractors Association and Tourists Guide Association who apprised the Advisor about their issues and demands.
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