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Call to conserve forests, wildlife and wetlands
Published on 8 Feb. 2011 11:49 PM IST
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An orientation programme was organized by Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) - Regional Resource Agency (RRA) under the National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) for the selected participating organizations on February 8 at the Conference Hall, NPCB Office.
Altogether 75 organizations from Nagaland took part in the programme under the theme ‘Biodiversity conservation’.
The programme was chaired by Meren Imchen, senior scientific assistant, NPCB.
The resource person, Liangsi Neumai John, director, Care-Centre for Environment and Rural Poor spoke on the importance of biodiversity and stressed on the importance of “action”.
She explained that living organisms depended on each other for survival and therefore, biodiversity, which includes forests, wildlife, wetlands etc, needs to be conserved.
She stated that biodiversity can be conserved by with change in attitude and called upon all the participating organizations to actually take “action”.
She also cited that conservation of biodiversity can be brought about through everyday activities such as avoiding the use of leather, switching off electrical gadgets when not in use, avoiding wastage of water and so on and also mentioned the five Rs-Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and Repair.
Rusovil John, member secretary and co-ordinator, NEAC enlightened the participants about NEAC and its implementation.
He said 155 organizations spread across Nagaland would be participating in spreading biodiversity conservation both in awareness and action components this year.
He mentioned that destruction of forests through human activities has led to the degradation of our biological resources.
“Nagas have ample knowledge about the benefits of biodiversity but due to over exploitation, resources are getting depleted”, he added.
He further urged one and all to start conserving biodiversity and forests so as to bring about a positive contribution to humanity in mitigating climate change.

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