In view of its declaration of 2010 as ‘Year of Ecological Rejuvenation & Preservation’, Wokha Village Council (WVC) has taken first steps to protect and preserve Mt. Tiyi. The council has enforced ban on any type of deforestation, hunting, plucking flowers, cultivation and taking away any kind of wild wealth from the mountain.
Council has cautioned that action would be taken on violators and punishment would be awarded as per the resolution adopted during its general meeting on January 9. Meanwhile, a press release issued by WVC chairman, O. Zujanbemo Kithan also stated that the council has successfully planted 20,000 trees at Mt. Tiyi. Council has expressed gratitude to minister for Agriculture, Dr. Chumben Murry for his assurance to contribute different varieties of birds, monkeys, rare trees and flowers to rejuvenate the forest environment.
Further, WVC has requested all citizens, NGOs, administration and government departments to extend support and co-operation for upliftment of the environment the Lotha community and the Nagas in general.