Training Course on Integrated Wetlands Management for Indian Forest Service Probationers

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The Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy hosted the first training on wetlands for IFS Probationers of 2019 batch. The two-day course, held over August 31 and September 1, 2020, was designed to introduce the IFS Officers on different aspects of wetlands management – including an overview of national programme and regulatory framework, ecosystem based management, managing wetlands catchments, hydrology, biodiversity, and livelihoods.

 Dr Ajit Pattnaik (Vice President) and Dr Ritesh Kumar (Director), Wetlands International South Asia, took part in the course as trainers, and delivered modules on wetlands and water resource management, governance and integrated management planning.