Srinagar, Aug 18(ANI): A group of students from various colleges in Jammu and Kashmir recently had an opportunity to learn about wildlife recently, as they attended a two-day camp at the Dachigam National Park.
Organised by Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI) in collaboration with Wildlife Department of Jammu and Kashmir, the camp was aimed at creating awareness about the importance of nature and wildlife conservation.
Rashid Naquash, Warden of Wildlife Central Division, said they wanted students to know about the importance of the flora and fauna of the park, and their importance in human life.
"The main purpose of this is to acquaint our youth with nature and environment. They should inculcate the feeling for the environment protection. We are here at the Dachigam National Park, which is a protected area for wild life, to acquaint these youth with the flora and fauna of the park and the importance of wildlife for the human life," said Rashid Naquash.
The students were taken on a guided tour of the National Park and were educated about various species of wildlife and plants.
"This is the first time in 20 years that such a camp has been organised. We are very excited, all my friends and we are here to study the importance of wildlife. We are very happy to come here," said Aquib Mushtaq, a student.
Latief Ahmad, a student, said that creating awareness about environment is all the more important in today's age as global warming has become an important topic.
"In today's time there is a lot of importance in this. You are seeing deforestation and global warming. For this, environment awareness is very important. Such camps should be organised. We have come here so that we learn something fro here," said Latief Ahmad. By Afzal Bhat (ANI)