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Indian pangolin rescued and released into the wild in Tseminyu

Indian pangolin rescued and released into the wild in Tseminyu
The rescued pangolin along with KFD, Tseminyu range staff and villagers on November 8.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/9/2020 1:01:56 PM IST

An Indian pangolin (an endangered species) was rescued and released into the wild at Logwesunyu village under Tseminyu range on November 8. 

A press release by divisional forest officer (DFO) and DMU head, NFMP Kohima, Rajkumar stated that, the Kohima Forest Division (KFD) received information about this nocturnal mammal wandering into the village area of Logwesunyu village on November 7 by village members. 

In this regard, the KFD along with Tseminyu range staff rescued the pangolin on November 8, which was then released into the wild in the presence of Tseminyu range staff, village council members and youth members of the village. 

Divisional forest officer (DFO) and DMU head, NFMP Kohima, Rajkumar thanked the village members for their support in the rescue operation.  It must be noted that, the Indian pangolin is one of the most trafficked mammals in the world and is considered as an endangered species under Internation Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and placed in schedule 1 of Wildlife Protection Act 1972. 

 

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