World Migratory Bird Day 2010 at Leh, Ladakh
In addition, the children were taken on a bird watching trip to Shey Marshes near Leh, where were introduced to various bird watching techniques. They got to see various migratory birds which visit Ladakh in the summer months.
The camp helped the children learn about migratory birds and their habitats in high altitude areas like Ladakh. The programme was coordinated by Ms. Nisa Khatoon and Mr. Phuntsog Tashi, Project officers at the WWF-India Field Office at Leh.
At present, migratory birds are under severe threat due to habitat degradation owing to unplanned developmental activities and the emerging problem of climate change.
Shri Saleem-ul-Haq, Wildlife Warden of Leh was the main resource person during the programme.