Department of Zoology formed a society named as Dr.Salim Ali Zoological Society in the name of Dr. Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali.
The Zoologyical Society organised different academic programmes under the banner of Dr. Salim Ali Zoological Society.
Salim Ali Zoological Society, Department of Zoology organize a one day workshop cum lecture of Prof. Asad Rehmani, Former director of Bombay Natural History Society (BHNS), Mumbai on Sarus Conservation at Committee Hall, in the Gandhi Faiz-e-Aam College, Shahjahanpur on 13th August, 2018 at 10:00 am.
In the workshop Prof. Asad Rehmani said that in recent years human activities have affected the feeding, habitat and process of reproduction of birds. That’s why existence of sarus comes in danger. He also said that the Sarus conservation schemes being run in the districts of Shahjahanpur, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Lakhimpur, Sitapur, Hardoi, Bahraich etc. But scheme is suffered because of reducing Tarai region in these districts, which directly affect the number of cranes has come down. He said that sarus is the state bird and to save it, first of all, wet land, ponds, lakes, puddles have to be conserved.
During the workshop, Eminent Prof. V.P. Singh contributing to the conservation of sarus and other wildlife animals since last four decades gave an official information about the different species of sarus in the Uttar Pradesh. He also shared his experiences based on the research survey of sarus cranes in the natural habitat of Lakhimpur Khiri.
Principal, Prof. Jameel Ahmed said that Sarus is a state bird of Uttar Pradesh and we should conserve it, with the balance of ecology by spreading awareness among the farmers.
During the questioner session, Mr. T.H. Khan of Save Environment Society, Pilibhit said that where there will be sarus, there will be water, where there is water, there will be greenery and there will be happiness.
In the valedictory of event, Dr. (Mrs.) Arib Anjum Rehman Chairperson of the Department of Zoology expressed vote of thanks and said that the participants of this workshop will spread awareness among the farmers to conserve the wet land, ponds, lakes, puddles etc, and also hope that the number of sarus will be increase in the future.
About 150 participants including teachers, students and social workers took part in the workshop and make it successful. Definitely during this event, some fruitful lectures of experts have been delivered which will help to conserve our sate bird sarus. More events will be entertain in future to conserve birds and wildlife by the Salim Ali Zoological Society, Department of Zoology, Gandhi Faiz-e-Aam College, Shahjahanpur.