Meet mulls steps to boost Hangul reproduction
Srinagar, Oct 11: Experts Sunday stressed for study of “low success in reproduction” of Hanguls using “ethological methods” at a function aimed at the conservation of the endangered animal.
“Analyze the reasons for low reproductive success using ethological methods to be able to improve sex age structure of the population, develop captive breeding and additional releases, improve possibility to expand its natural territory and give Hangul a special protection in ecological corridors,” Director, WWF Central Asian Programme, Russia, Dr Olga Pereladova told Greater Kashmir on the sidelines of a three-day international conference on Hangul conservation organized by SKUAST-K.
Former Chief Wildlife Warden and a noted wildlife expert, Dr CM Seth while addressing the gathering stressed upon the involvement of “trained specialist veterinarians to cater the needs of proper healthcare, feeding, gynecological, parasitic disease and other aspects of the Hangul to restore a vibrant population of this endangered specie of the state.”
Prominent animal scientists of the SKUAST-K presented their Powerpoint presentations and held a threadbare discussions with the wildlife and animal experts who had come from outside.
Prof. M.M Darzi, Senior Scientist and Animal Pathologist pointed out that dreaded respiratory problems had been a major case of the mortality in the wild animals for the last few years and informed that while conducting post mortem of the Hangul at Dachigam National Park he had isolated Dictyocaulus species (a lung parasite) from the trachea a number of times. He suggested a vaccination programme be started to protect Hangul from this dreaded parasite.
Besides others MM Mansoor, Dr T Bhatacharia ,Dr. Shardar, senior scientist Division of Paristology, SKUAST-K, proposed measures for the effective conservation of this endangered specie.
Dr Khursheed Ahmed, Senior Wildlife Scientist and Organizing Secretary of the conference while delivering his lecture stressed the need to take necessary measures to “increase the sex ratio and female fawn ratio to an optimum level for increasing the population of this critically endangered species and thanked the native and foreign scientists for their scientific inputs.”
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