National workshop on Himalayan Alpine Biodiversity inaugurated

The workshop was organised jointly by KU’s Centre for Biodiversity and Taxonomy, Department of Botany and Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun.
File photo of Kashmir University
File photo of Kashmir University

Srinagar: Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Nilofer Khan Tuesday inaugurated a national workshop on ‘Himalayan Alpine Biodiversity Characterisation and Information System Network’.

The workshop was organised jointly by KU’s Centre for Biodiversity and Taxonomy, Department of Botany and Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun. It was sponsored by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change under the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS).

Addressing academics and officers at the inaugural session, Prof Nilofer said such collaborative workshops enable our faculty and students to get connected and partner with national-level experts on important issues like biodiversity conservation.

Director IIRS Dr R P Singh in his message said the Alpine region is most susceptible to changing global warming. T Rabi Kumar, IFS, Additional PCCF Kashmir said the important deliberations during the workshop should, apart from attaining other objectives, lead to “quantification” of biodiversity resources for their better management. Dr Suresh Kumar, AFE, IIRS-ISRO, said the workshop provides a great opportunity for participants to join scientific deliberations to address a fragile ecosystem in view of the concerns triggered by global warming and climate change.

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