Zunheboto DPDB meet held on February 15 deliberated at length its resolution to ban hunting and fishing in the district.
Addressing the DPDB members, parliamentary secretary for industries and commerce Dr. K.C. Nihoshe stressed on the need for harnessing wildlife among the masses.
While strongly advocating against eating “wildlife” meat served in parties, he said wildlife was declining rapidly due to hunting for commercial purposes or in some cases craze for meat of wild animals and birds.
DFO Zunheboto lamented that no sound of birds singing or chirping could be heard in the jungles today, adding it indicated that bird population was diminishing gradually.
He said this was due to lack of concern for preservation of wildlife.
According to an official bulletin, the DFO stressed that it was not only a concern for the forest department but every citizen, and that people needed to keep in mind the exploitation of wildlife should not be encouraged but instead start educating the masses on wildlife preservation.
The meeting, held at newly built ‘Tourist Cultural Hub’ located in the outskirt of Satakha town, was attended by all heads of offices in the district. Minister for roads and bridges, G. Kaito Aye and minister for power Doshehe were also present at the programme.