Forest deptt. organises awareness campaign in Mkg

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/24/2019 12:09:22 PM IST

An awareness campaign on protection and conservation of nature, forests and wildlife for man-animal conflict affected villages under Mokokchung district was organised by Nagaland Forest Department on June 21 at the Conference Hall of Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Mokokchung.

A press release by Divisional Forest Officer (DFO)Mokokchung, Aochuba, stated that the chief guest of the programme, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan, expressed concern over the increasing population and various economic activities of human which has degraded the habitat of animals and thus results in conflicting situation.
 He said animals also have the right to live so should be given enough space for mutual coexistence. The DC appealed to the participants, from different villages, to inculcate the habit of forests and wildlife conservation and act as the brand ambassador to spread the message of wildlife conservation in their respective villages.
In a keynote address, principal chief conservator of forests and chief wildlife warden, S P Tripathi, highlighted the importance of forests and wildlife. 
He further called upon the villagers to come up with the proposal community conserved areas which is funded by the ministry of forests, environment and CC, New Delhi to mitigate the issue of man-animal conflict.
Chief Conservator of Forests (EBR), Supongnukshi, who was the special guest, said that hunting has been an integral part of the community. However, he discouraged the practice as it has endangered wildlife and called for inculcating the spirit of protection and conservation of wildlife.
Wildlife Conservation Society of India, co-organiser of the awareness campaign also made an elaborate presentation on the unique and endemic wildlife resources of the state. 

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