Kashmir's Aliya Mir honoured with Wildlife Conservation Award 2023

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Wildlife conservationist Aliya Mir was awarded Wildlife Conservation Award by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

An Overview of the News

  • The award makes her the first woman from the Union Territory to receive it in recognition of her conservation efforts in the area.

  • Alia Mir is also the first woman in Kashmir to work for Wildlife SOS, a part of the Wildlife Rescue Team.

  • The award was presented to him by Lt Manoj Sinha at the World Forestry Day function organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Collective Forest.

  • Alia Mir's Wildlife Rescue Helpline, which she started in 2021, works closely with the Jammu and Kashmir Wildlife Protection Department to rescue snakes and other wild animals.

About Wildlife SOS

  • It is a non-profit organisation based in India.

  • The organisation aims atrescuing and rehabilitating endangered wildlife as well as preserving India's natural heritage.

  • It is one of the largest wildlife organisations in South Asia.

Founder - Karthik Satyanarayana, Geeta Seshamani

Established -1995, New Delhi

Headquarters -India

About Jammu and Kashmir

  • Jammu and Kashmir was a state of India until August 2019, which was bifurcated to form two union territories namely Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on 31 August 2019.

Capital- Srinagar (May-October), Jammu (November-April)

Lieutenant Governor - Manoj Sinha

Legislative Council -36 seats

Legislative Assembly - 89 seats

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