Seminar on biodiversity conservation

Seminar on biodiversity conservation
Officials and participants of the programme in Longleng on August 8.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/11/2019 12:30:21 PM IST

Nagaland Community Conserved Areas Forum (NCCAF) organised district level seminar on “Conserving Biodiversity, especially the Threatened & Endangered Species” in the Community Conserved Areas (CCAs) on August 8 at the Conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Longleng.

A press release by NCCAF stated that at the  seminar following resolution was adopted: to propagate and conserve biodiversity in respective localities; ban uncontrolled exploitation of natural resources like hunting, fishing, logging, etc.; discourage use of plastic and discourage use of salt in plantation and fields.

Special guest of the function, DC Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam, expressed happiness to the NCCAF for conducting such seminar in Longleng. He said that the practices of hunting and usage of forest goods have exceeded sustainability that led to over extraction or exploitation, which should not prolong anymore. Realising its importance, Sangtam said many villages have started conserving forest and wildlife.

DFO, Longleng Beizo Suokhrie lauded the villagers for realising the importance of conservation, and measures taken by them to conserve the forest and wildlife and added that it should be continued. 

He informed the gathering that JAICA project has provision to fund CCAs for expansion or such other initiatives. However, he said at present it would be for the pre-elected CCAs at the moment.

Suokhrie said forest department was ready to lend support in any possible way for conservation work in the region.

Member, State Biodiversity Board, Y Nuklu Phom spoke on global warming; Subin K.S on decrease of birds and animals; secretary, NCCAF, Heirang Lungalang on the formation and present status of the forum and joint secretary, NCCAF, Tokugha Sumi on conservation of biodiversity.

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