Conservation of forests and wildlife held in Jalukie

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/15/2020 1:06:31 PM IST

An awareness campaign for conservation of forest and wildlife, to mitigate human animal conflict and wildlife crime, biodiversity/nature conservation & constitution of community reserve and biodiversity management committee was jointly  organised by the Nagaland Forest department, Nagaland State Biodiversity Board and the Wildlife Conservation Society-India at the forest resource centre, Jalukie on February 12. 

A press release from DFO Peren forest division Jalukie, M. Obed Zeliang stated that, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang, ADC, Jalukie and special guest appealed to the communities and village councils to constitute committee in a village for protection of forest and wildlife. C.R Zeliang, president, Zeliangrong Baudi and the special invitee of the programmee laid emphasis on financial assistance from the government to the communities to ban burning which destroys a lot of biodiversity. 
Satya PrakashTripathi, PCCF & chief wildlife warden and HoFF, Nagaland and chairman, State Biodiversity Board, in  his key note address, described the importance of forest & wildlife. He highlighted the legal position of community reserve and biodiversity management committee. He deliberated on conservation, sustainable utilization and equitable distribution of biodiversity and its related benefits. 
Samriddha Ghosh, programme assistant in project management team in WCS India spoke about the conservation efforts by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India and she shared powerpoint regarding the status of biodiversity and  its conservation in the country.
Pradipty Bhardwaj, an environmental lawyer for WCS India, introduced to the participants about wildlife crimes and gave an overview about The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Major Amit Pathak from Assam Rifles, Ahthibung/Jalukie spoke on importance of conservation of Natural resources.
Earlier, in the programme chaired by M. Obed Zeliang DFO, Peren division, invocation was given by Irai Zeliang, forest range officer Ahthibung and vote of thanks by Punseni Khing, range officer, Jalukie. 
Around 200  persons namely students from LM Hr. Sc. School, frontline staff from the Forest department, forest fringe communities from villages namely, Old Jalukie, Jalukie B, Samziuram Dekwaram, Jalukiekam, Tesen, Liekeram, Jalukielo, Nkwareu, New Jalukie, Mbaulwa, Ntu etc attended the programme. Nature conservation quotes and bookmarks were distributed to participants. 

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