The Wildlife Conservation and Birds Membership of Ladakh (WCBCL), an NGO working for preservation of wildlife, on Tuesday batted strongly for naming the black-necked crane because the state chook and snow leopard as state animal of the Union territory. A delegation of WCBCL led by its President Lobzang Vishuda and Secretary Dorjey Daya referred to as on Lieutenant Governor R Okay Mathur at Raj Bhawan right here the place they raised the demand with him, officers stated.
The delegation apprised Mathur concerning the existence of round 350 birds’ species in Ladakh, which is 25 per cent of all avian species within the Indian subcontinent. Other than this, they knowledgeable the L-G concerning the targets and actions of their organisation by means of a Powerpoint presentation.
Highlighting the scope in birds and wildlife conservation, the delegation submitted a memorandum requesting the L-G for a chook rescue and rehabilitation centre in Ladakh and inclusion of Ladakh Chicken Pageant in UT’s tourism calendar. Mathur appreciated WCBCL for the NGO’s endeavours in the direction of conservation and promotion of birds and wildlife in Ladakh. He assured them of extending all doable assist on a part of the UT administration.