Srinagar: Environmental Sciences, Centre for Biodiversity Studies, BGSB University, Rajouri organised a webinar on the Animal Bioresources: An Enterprise of Economical and Nutritional Industry on May 6, 2021. On this occasion Vice Chancellor of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, Professor Akbar Masood congratulated the Centre for organizing the webinar. Professor Masood in his message emphasized upon the relevance of such activities to generate awareness among the masses to take appropriate steps for conservation and management of Biodiversity especially Animal Bioresources as economical enterprises. Prof. Akbar said that our Earth is passing through a critical juncture when it is facing many crises like Global warming, pollution, loss of floral and faunal biodiversity and climate change and it is our responsibility to care for this wonderful plane.
Prof. Iqbal Parwez, Dean, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology in his message, stressed on raising awareness about conservation of biodiversity, climate change and their mitigation strategies to combat with this serious global problem.
Dr Sajad Hussain Parey, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, BGSB University delivered the keynote address in which he gave a comprehensive account of animal bioresources and the role they play in providing various ecosystem services across the globe. He not only highlighted their critical importance on our planet, but also discussed on how sustainably we can develop entrepreneurship based on them. Dr. Parey emphasized upon young students and researchers to venture into area of Conservation Biology so that the loss biodiversity is curbed and Earths Ecosystems are restored. Dr Shreekar Pant, Coordinator, Centre for Biodiversity Studies highlighted the importance of this webinar in current scenario and this can be an option for VOCAL for LOCAL or leading towards making Indian Aatma Nirbhar Bharat”. He introduced the speaker and conducted the proceeding of the program. Dr. Mamta Bhat, Assistant Professor Centre for Biodiversity Studies proposed formal vote of thanks.