Forest department apprehended four persons in Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary on February 19 for indulging in illegal activities such as hunting and cutting of trees. The department also seized three arms used by the persons and case has been registered with Naginimora Police Station.
According to official press statement, the four persons have been charged with violating several sections of Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 and Nagaland Forest Act, 1968.
Meanwhile, the department has appealed to all responsible citizens not to resort in such activities and to join hands with the department to conserve flora and fauna, particularly in areas of the Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park in the state. The department expressed concern that state has only one National Park and three Wildlife Sanctuaries including Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary stating that it should be protected with the objectives of conserving the unique flora and fauna of the state.
The department said that Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its diverse flora and fauna in terms of the magnificent Hollong and Makai tree species and several animal species such as Leopard, elephants, wild boar, and birds such as hornbill, peafowl and Hill myna and called for duty and responsibility to conserve and protect the Wildlife Sanctuary.