CSIR-CCMB organizes a workshop on reproductive technologies in wildlife conservation at CSIR-IIIM

CSIR-CCMB organizes a workshop on reproductive technologies in wildlife conservation at CSIR-IIIM

posted on May 19, 2022 | Author RK News

Srinagar, May 18: A three-day workshop on reproductive technologies in wildlife conservation was organized on Wednesday by the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)-Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), Hyderabad in CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Srinagar.

This is the first in a series of workshops planned to train J&K professionals to participate in and successfully implement conservation programs in the Union territory.

At the start of the event, Dr. Karthikeyan, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CCMB delivered the welcome speech and gave an overview of the workshop and informed that the workshop will focus on aspects of conservation breeding, reproductive physiology, wildlife endocrinology, bio-banking and assisted reproductive technologies. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Mr. Rashid Naqash, Regional Wildlife Warden J&K, who was the guest of honor at the event, said that the workshop and the initiative taken by CSIR-CCMB is commendable and timely, as the region faces various challenges in the conservation of endangered species. Recent technological advances in “assisted reproduction” have the potential to be used to propagate endangered species, he said. Dr. S. Madhusudan Rao, CEO of Atal CCMB Incubation Center (AIC-CCMB) who presided as guest of honour, highlighted in his address the need and importance of advanced conservation technologies for wildlife conservation and highlighted the relevance of the workshop to address challenges through training and capacity building of wildlife stakeholders and professionals. Through the collaborative efforts of the University of Kashmir, an exclusive laboratory for conservation is expected to be set up at CSIR-CCMB and the Development Research Center (CORD) of the University of Kashmir, he said. declared. He acknowledged the generous support received from IKP Knowledge Park Foundation, Hyderabad and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) for this important initiative.

Dr. G. Umapathy, Senior Principal Scientist and Workshop Organizer, informed attendees that LaCONES is one of its kind labs, focused on supporting, helping and mentoring for the conservation of endangered species in the world. country and that the workshop, besides the technical deliberations, have 50% of practical training. The three-day program will consist of 10 lectures and 4 hands-on training sessions involving experts from SKUAST, Department of Kashmir and Livestock, Srinagar. Later, Dr. Fayaz Malik, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-IIIM, presented the vote of thanks to the experts, delegates, workshop organizers and informed that the participants would benefit from the initiative. The organizers expressed their gratitude to Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy, Director, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu for his sponsorship and support for the smooth running of the workshop.

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