Published On: Tue, Jul 21st, 2015

Zoological survey of India conducts National Training Workshop on Fauna of Shivalik Ecosystem (Uttarakhand)

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National Training Workshop on Fauna of Shivalik Ecosystem (Uttarakhand) and the Application of GIS in Conservation of Fauna

Conducted by Zoological Survey of India, Northern Regional Centre, Dehradun in Collaboration with IIRS, Dehradun & UCOST

Dehradun: The National training workshop was inaugurated on 20th July’15 at Convocation Hall,  FRI, Dehradun by the Chief Guest, Dr Srikant Chandola, PCCF, Govt .Of Uttarakhand, Guest Of Honor was Dr Rajendra Dobhal, DG, UCOST, Special Guest was Dr S.P.S.Kushwaha, Dean (Academics) IIRS, Convener of the Workshop, Dr K Venkataraman, Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata and Organizing Secretary, Dr Anjum N. Rizvi, Officer-in-Charge, ZSI-Dehradun. Senior scientists from ZSI –Dehradun, Dr Archana Bahuguna, Dr S.I.Kazmi, Dr Narender Sharma, Dr Vinita Sharma, Sh.Parmod Kumar  were active members of the organizing Committte. Apart from this, Scientists from ZSI-Solan , IIRS, FRI, BSI, ASI , UCOST, DAV college etc. also graced the occasion.  Many retired ZSI employees were also present, including former Officer-in Charge Dr P.C Tak & Shri P.t.Bhutia.
The Chief guest congratulated ZSI for entering in the 100th year of service to the nation and appreciated the good work done by ZSI and emphasized that ZSI should also work  on the ecological factors affecting the population of Fauna in the fragile Shivalik ecosystem.
Dr Rajendra Dobhal also congratulated the ZSI for their 100 years of service to the Nation and also said that since ZSI is one of the premier Institute of Animal Taxonomy, he would be happy to provide funding for educating students of Uttarakhand by the scientists of ZSI on the Taxonomy of Fauna.
Dr S.P.S Kuahswaha , Dean ,IIRS,  also congratulated ZSI on entering its 100th year  and also  appreciated that ZSI has collaborated with IIRS in this Training Program on this important ecosystem.

This training program is of five days from 20-24th July’15 and the participants from six different states and more than 10 universities will be educated about the different aspects of faunal diversity of the Shivalik ecosystem
and the applications of GIS in the conservation of Fauna.

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