‘Wildlife Week’ observed in Wokha, Mon

‘Wildlife Week’ observed in Wokha, Mon
Officials of WFD and DPD with the winners of various competitions held during the programme.
PARIS, OCT 8 | Publish Date: 10/8/2020 11:00:46 PM IST

 “Wildlife week” was observed from October 2 to 8, under the theme, “sustaining all life on earth” in Wokha and Mon.

Wokha: Wokha forest division (WFD) and Doyang plantation division (DPD), jointly organised programme at office premises on October 7. A press release by IUCN SSC Hornbill specialist group member, Lansothung Lotha stated that in her keynote address, DFO Wokha, Zuthunglo Patton, stressed on the importance of conserving wildlife in particular and biodiversity in general citing local examples. She also encouraged participants to continue exploring their surroundings in order to better appreciate and understand nature and biodiversity.

Commemorating the celebration, photography competition on the topic “Vistas of Mt. Tiyi and its biodiversity” was organised for schools and colleges in Wokha, where winner for senior category was bagged by Lichamo Yanthan from Mt. Tiyi College and Nchumthung Ezung of Libemo Memorial School as the winner for junior category. Vote of thanks was proposed by DFO, DPD Chisayi.

Mon: Wildlife division, Dimapur (WDD) observed wildlife week 2020 at Singphan wildlife sanctuary and elephant reserve Mon, by organising an awareness programme on “protection and conservation of wildlife” and carrying out “cleanliness and plantation drive.”

A press release by wildlife division, Dimapur stated that the keynote address was delivered by wildlife warden Dimapur, Tokaho H Kinimi who solicited the support, cooperation and assistance of the fringe villages in protection and conservation efforts. He said that the balance of nature should not be destroyed and appealed for peaceful co-existence with wildlife and nature. He also exhorted that forest provided clean air, water and shades and that it was a home to many species of birds and animals and so it is one’s duty to protect and preserve it. He further said that people living in villages depended on forests for fuel wood and food for survival but that was no license to be reckless with the natural resources. He appealed participants to plant more trees for every tree cut down and champion for the cause of nature and wildlife.

Chairman Greensons, Jess T Murry spoke on the importance of forest and wildlife and maintained that people living in fringe villages of Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary were privileged with unlimited fresh air which could not have been possible without the sanctuary.

Short speeches were delivered by chairman eco-development board, Upper Tiru village Tapong and chairman lower Tiru village council, Nokham. Earlier, lower Tiru village, Heiwiang Konyak pronounced invocation and vote of thanks was by officer-in-charge, Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary, Chuba. Participants were from village council from fringe villages of Lower Tiru village, Upper Tiru village, representatives of Village Eco-Development Board, Nagaland Armed Police (NAP) based at Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary, chairman of NGO Greensons and officers and staffs of Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary. Programme was followed by cleanliness and plantation drive.

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