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Dimapur Wildlife Division seminar on human animal conflict mitigation

Dimapur Wildlife Division seminar  on human animal conflict mitigation
Satya Prakash Tripathi, Kekhriengulie Theünuo and others after the awareness seminar on human animal conflict mitigation held on August 31.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/1/2018 12:11:13 PM IST

An awareness seminar on human animal conflict mitigation was conducted by Dimapur Wildlife Division on August 31, graced by Kekhriengulie Theünuo, additional advocate general, Guwahati High Court, Kohima Bench as the special guest and Khünyu Rino, PA to ADC Chiephobozou as invitee.

A press release from Wildlife Crime Control Unit (WCCU) forest ranger, Kikavi Chophi stated that, K Theünuo appreciated the efforts of the wildlife wing and on behalf of Northern Angami II assured the wing of their full cooperation for any conservation projects in the near future. He also alerted the participants on how social media could be used to their benefit to claim compensation during human animal conflict losses. He appealed to everyone to join hands in combating illegal wildlife trade and to look beyond the boundaries of responsibility to maintain the ecological balance for sustained supply of water and fresh air for future generations.

K Rino also gave an account of the prime forests of Puliebadze saying that the undisturbed tall canopies help harbour more wild animals and birds. He also emphasized on the importance of a ban on killing of wild animals for a certain period of time to increase their abundance in their natural habitats. 

Satya Prakash Tripathi, PCCF & chief wildlife warden told the students that they were the future brand ambassadors of conservation and urged them to carry the mantle of being environmental trustees. Presenting a slideshow on the importance and current scenario of forest & wildlife in Nagaland, he appealed to the people to protect forest and wildlife.

Rongsenlemla Imchen, DFO Kohima pointed out that the role of forest officers was quite difficult with the growing challenges of wildlife crime every day. In this regard, she urged the public to do away with the blame game and take responsibility individually.

Kenikrul, F/R, Puliebadze wildlife sanctuary, in his short speech, gave a detailed account of the state bird of Nagaland, Blyth’s Tragopan.

Short speeches were delivered by G Thong (Sendenyu, CCA chairman) and community representatives from 15 villages of Northern Angami II.

Earlier, Kikavi Chophi, welcomed the participants and a quiz competition was held for students of Don Bosco School Chiephobozou. The participants also took a pledge to promote conservation and preservation of forest and wildlife in their respective villages.

The program was chaired by K Caroline Angami, wildlife warden Dimapur with vote of thanks by Imnanukshi, D/R, WCCU. 135 people participants from 15 villages of Northern Angami II in Chiephobozou town. The program was sponsored by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, New Delhi.

 

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