Our Earth Heros

BK Web Desk Srinagar
December 9, 2016 EDITORIAL 435 Views
Our Earth Heros

They have assumed the position of Earth-protectors and are a source of inspiration for millions, Their resolve and determination has ended up saving the last of our wilds.They are the men and women who represent the very best of conservation and Earth patriotrism.They are our Earth Heroes and for their extra ordinary commitment they have been honoured with sanctuary wildlife Service Award 2016. The J&K state is honoured to have such three Earth heroes selected for the Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2016. Tahir Shawl, presently wildlife warden Central Division, Srinagar, Dachigam National Park, chosen as Earth Hero is honoured with Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2016 for defending the exquisite wildlife of India’s northern most state of Jammu & Kashmir along with Nazir Malik from Kashmir for defending Dachigam national Park. “Your resilience is legendry and perhaps the only thing that stands between Dachigam and its destruction”, says the citation. Jigmet Takpa ,Chief Conservator (Wildlife ) Ladakh, has  been honoured with the  Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2016 for working with communities and conservation of wildlife in Ladakh. The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards were instituted in the year 2000 to recognise and draw national attention to the contribution of individuals working for the protection of wildlife and natural habitats in India The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards were instituted in the year 2000 to recognise and draw national attention to the contribution of individuals working for the protection of wildlife and natural habitats in India.  The awards were presented on December 2, 2016 at Mumbai in an impressive gathering of a galaxy of distinguished personalities from across the world. The officials have shepherded the realms of some of the country’s rarest wildlife from the snow leopards in Hemis  National Park  to black necked cranes and kiang on indo china border  across the TransHimaliya in  ladakh  and Bar- headed geese on Indo Pak border in Jammu region. In their  quest to understand and conserve Wildlife you have studied the endangered Tibetan antelope and tracked the migratory path of cranes and other water fowl, fighting tirelessly to give the hangul a new lease on life and in Dachigam National Park, marshalling the political support to ease pressure on this protected area from graziers. Their resilience is legendry and perhaps the only thing that stands between Dachigam and its destruction.   Malik has been introduced as Dachigam’s saviour who recognises all the birds in the park and is equally well versed with its flora. Five awardees are honoured with this award in the country from amongst the individuals currently working in the field who have displayed extraordinary courage, dedication and determination in the arena of wildlife conservation and set personal standards for others to follow in the country, reveals Sanctuary Asia.

 

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