Focus on preservation of environment: J

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Srinagar, Sep 28 (UNI) Calling for collective efforts to respond to the challenges of climate changes in view of the global warming and forest degradation, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism secretary Nayeem Ahmad stressed the need for making the people aware about the preservation of environment and improving eco-tourism.

Speaking at a seminar organised in connection with celebration of World Tourism Day, on ''Tourism: responding to the Challenge of Climate Change'' held at Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) here today, he called for collective efforts to respond to the challenges.

Celebration of the World Tourism day aims at making the people aware about the preservation of environment and improving eco-tourism, he added.

Each of us should try our level best for creating a healthy atmosphere to attract more tourists towards the state, adding that we should think over ways and means to check further extinction of our wet lands, rivers, and green wealth.

Director, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism, Farooq Ahmed Shah, Ex-Director General Tourism Mr Mohammad Ashraf and Principal IHM Srivastha had also attended the seminar.

Mr Nayeem said Tourism department, at its level is making all efforts to improve eco-tourism and on this behalf a number of measures have been taken to sustain tourism.

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