To explore the biodiversity, Haryana’s first mushroom survey will be conducted on September 30, in Kalesar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Yamunanagar district, it was announced on Sunday.
The outcome of the survey will help in formulating an effective management strategy for the conservation of funga, flora and fauna of the sanctuary. This will also form the basis for observing the impact of habitat disturbance and climate change on the ecology of the region, an official statement said.
The survey will be conducted under the guidance of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and N.S.K. Harsh, a renowned mycologist.
The statement said though the focus of the survey will be on mushrooms, its density of butterflies, spiders, amphibians, fish, reptiles and birds will be observed.
Experts from the Forest Research Institute and the Wildlife Institute of India, among others, will participate in a day-long survey.
The Kalesar sanctuary supports rich diversity.