The Department of Tourism organizes ‘Run for Birds’

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Srinagar Oct 02 (KNS): The Ministry of Tourism, J&K organized a ‘Race for the Birds’ as part of the ‘J&K Bird Festival, 2022’ today from Duck Park Foreshore Road, Dal Lake to Zero Bridge Shalimar Srinagar.

The Run’ was part of the pre-festive events of ‘The J&K Bird festival, 2022’, which will be held from October 3 to 8, in Pahalgam and Srinagar. The event is organized in collaboration with the Sanctuary Nature Foundation, Mumbai, in which 200 students from various schools in Kashmir enthusiastically participated and also enjoyed a bird walk as part of the activity.

The Sanctuary Nature Foundation is working with the Department of Tourism, J&K, to help organize the festival. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of J&K’s avian biodiversity and enable conservation efforts, train local guides and support livelihood options for local stakeholders.

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has more than 500 species of birds including some rare and uncommon species like orange bullfinch, least bittern, Kashmiri flycatcher and Kashmiri nutcracker. J&K Bird Festival, 2022 is the first of its kind to link local biodiversity with citizens by organizing activities like Run for Birds, nature photography, capacity building, painting, photo gallery exhibitions and workshops.

We will have a series of bird walks in Pahalgam, Hokersar, Shankaracharya, Pampore and other bird rich places around Srinagar. (KNS)

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