Bird ringing & monitoring training concludes -
Bird ringing & monitoring training concludes
Posted 08 Aug 2018 01:15 PM

LEH: A nine-day bird survey cum training programme on bird ringing and monitoring in Ladakh 2018 orgnaised by the Department of Wildlife Protection, Leh along with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) successfully concluded here on Tuesday.
The GEF funded SECURE Himalaya project was initiated by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India along with UNDP.
The survey cum training programme was undertaken by a team of experts from Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). The nine-day long programme consisted of introductory sessions, orientation and theoretical training for the trainees spanning the first three days, followed by extensive field-based engagements and application of classroom sessions in select biodiversity hotspots throughout the project landscape such as in TsoKar basin, Puga and Hanle marshes.
The training programme consisted of a total of 28 participants including state wildlife guards, foresters, college students, personnel from local NGO’s and UNDP.
The main objective behind the programme was to disseminate knowledge on modern techniques of monitoring, ringing and surveying avifauna to the local wildlife staff and youth, in order to facilitate better data collection and implementation of key conservation measures for effective management of protected areas.

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