UT marks Wetland Day

To celebrate the World Wetland Day, the Department of Forests and Wildlife, Chandigarh Administration organised a function in collaboration with NGO- Avian Habitat and Wetland Society and Yuvsatta at Sukhna Lake.

DK Tiwari, Secretary, Forests and Wildlife was the chief guest on this occasion. Santosh Kumar, IFS, Conservator of Forests and Chief Wild Life Warden, and Kuldeep Sharma, IFS, DCF (WL) were also present during the function. 100 students from Gurukul Global School and Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary Model School participated in the celebrations.

Welcoming the Chief Guest, Santosh Kumar, Conservator of Forest (CF) and Chief Wildlife Warden, UT Chandigarh said that wetland habitats are the crucial links in the conservation strategies for wildlife, especially for aquatic birds in the country. The existence of wetlands has a direct co-relation with biodiversity.

Every year, migratory birds start flocking to Sukhna lake in the winters. Prominent species among them are the Bareheaded Goose, Brahmy Duck, Common Coot, Grey and Purple Heron, the Mallard and the Common Pochard.

A photo exhibition on the resident and migratory birds of Sukhna lake, Chandigarh City and its neighbouring regions was also inaugurated by the chief guest on this occasion.

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