10-OCT-2018: AMU Assistant Prof wins Best Oral Paper and the Best Paper awards at IBC 2018, Dehradun
Aligarh, October 10: Before the snowfall, Uttranchal forest officials have to repair the forest paths, improve the condition of watch towers, and install camera traps to protect the musk deer, which is extremely vulnerable during the harsh winters.
Throwing light on the distribution of this solitary animal, which reaches lower altitudes during the cold weather and easily falls prey to poachers, Dr Orus Ilyas, Assistant Professor, Department of Wildlife Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) presented an paper on 'Status Distribution and Factors Governing Distribution of Musk Deer in Relation to the Associated Fauna of Uttranchal Himalaya, India', which was adjudged as the 'Best Oral Paper' and the 'Best Paper on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services' at an international conference during the International Biodiversity Congress (IBC 2018), Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.
She received the first prize certificates in both categories from Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister, Uttrakhand during a special function. Dr Orus's paper won the 'Best Oral Paper' and the 'Best Paper on Biodiversity and Ecosystem services' from among 600 presentations of over a thousand participants from various parts of the world.
Dr Orus is also the Asia Coordinator, IUCN/SSC/Deer Specialist group.
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