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Despite ban, hunting still goes on
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Published on 14 Mar. 2011 1:11 AM IST
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The ban on hunting imposed by Peren district administration, police and forest departments has been yielding positive signs in different pockets of the green district till date.
With the initiatives by deputy commissioner, Khrienuo C.Metha, who is also the chairperson of society for protection of ecology and environment,(SPEE) Peren district has been a boon for the wild birds and animals.
According to SPEE press secretary, Jimmy Rangkau the impact of imposing ban on hunting could be seen by the movement of some wild birds and animals from the foothills of Jalukie to the stretch of Peren/Peletkie junction and along the stretch of Peren junction to Tening/Nsong road.
The Society articulated that ban on hunting at least minimized or stopped the inflow of hunters in convoys from outside the district, unlike the past years and further stated that even some renowned hunters within the district had laid down their arms realizing the effect on ecology and environment.
Had it not been the effort of the village councils in the district and the collective efforts by various agencies in the district, it says the implementation of this order would not have been successful and lauded them for their effort in keeping a balance in the ecology around the green district.
Perhaps, to support this movement the society has also initiated and started to erect wild life preservation hoardings in all the administrative Hqs for public awareness campaign under the leadership of the DC and chairperson, so as to inculcate a sense of responsibility and spread the message to each and every individual in protecting the environment and preserve it for the future generation.
The society had enrolled and registered 66 Eco-Clubs in various villages and towns till date in the district and is looking forward to exercise plantation programme within a month or so.
The society also in the recent past initiated a ‘Green Award’ to be presented every year to the best eco-clubs, SHG’s and individuals to encourage and promote environmental awareness in the district and also launched the 1st Energy Conservation programme by providing CFL Bulbs to all the households at Benreu Tourist village as a first step to create awareness on energy conservation.
The society expressed hope that it would receive the same support and co-operation in the coming days from all departmental heads of the district and continue to uphold the green district tag.

Dimapur: Despite Peren district administration enforcing ban on hunting within Peren district, incidents of hunting is still evident with seizure of wildlife items at Jalukie. Patrolling party of Jalukie forest range of Peren forest division seized 12 birds, 3 squirrels and one live tortoise on March 12 at Jalukie. The dead wildlife were later burned at the office complex of SDO(C) Jalukie in the presence of SDO(C) Jalukie Jamithung, OC Police Station Jalukie, Forest Range Officer Rampaukai and a host of representatives from major NGOs of Jalukie denouncing the killings of wildlife for “short term personal gains”. According DFO Peren Samuel Changkija, efforts are on for trans-locating live tortoise to the Rangapahar Zoological Park at Dimapur. Peren forest division has appealed all to discourage hunting of wildlife so that rich and beautiful biodiversity was preserved.

 
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