HUNDREDS JOIN SOCIETY’S NEWLY LAUNCHED BIODIVERSITY NETWORK
Lemsachenlok Society, which has been engaged in biodiversity conservation since 2012, commemorated its 10th anniversary coinciding with the World Environment Day 2022 at Hukphang Village, Longleng, with the objective of spreading awareness about the depleting biodiversity in collaboration with Divisional Forest Office, Department of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
Speaking as the special guest, principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Head of Forest Forces (PCCF & HoFF), Dharmendra Prakash appreciated the initiatives of Y. Nuklu Phom and Lemsachenlok Society and the people of Longleng district for making a bold move towards conservation of wildlife and natural resources thereby becoming a pioneering organisation in the state towards augmentation of biodiversity. Furthermore, he emphasized on the 3R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle; and urged the people to continue and support tree plantation and other biodiversity conservation activities.
PCCF also encourage the gathering promote community conservation as this was the only movement for humanity to live peacefully and harmoniously.
During the occasion, PCCF also launched the Biodiversity Ambassadors Network (BAN) conceptualised by Lemsachenlok, where hundreds of young biodiversity conservationists volunteered to join the movement.
Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, senior scientist, Dr. Suresh Kumar in virtually addressed on “Imbalance impact on the only one Earth: A scientific approach” while Nagaland University professor Bendang spoke on “Role of universities in restoring the only one Earth”.
Representing Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung Nagaland which is a partnering institute with Lemsachenlok Society, associate professor Dr. Tsukjemchila Imchen (HoD) Geography cited on the significance of collaboration between institutions and community towards restoring the only one earth.
Others who spoke on the occasion also included Chuchuyimlang Village Council chairman Sanen DFO Longleng Suvil Ltu, Yongphang Village Council chairman Khalak, chairman Hukphang Village Council and his team, Associate Pastor Women (HBA), Pastor Hukphang Baptist Attoi (Church). Around 1300 people attended the programme.
The occasion was remarkably significant with the participation of 12 partnering villages of Aükching, Sakshi, Yangching, Yimchong, Yongphang, Yaongyimchem, Bhümnyü, Hükphang, Alayong, Sanglu, Yongshei, Tangha, villages from Longleng District and others Village Council members and Community leaders from Tobu and Ukha villages under Mon districts and Chuchuyimlang village under Mokokchung district of Nagaland.
Under Biodiversity Peace corridor cradled by MissioEcology (Environmental Preservation on Mission mode), the partnering villages were distributed cameras, binoculars, trapped cameras and tree saplings. Subsequently, awards of appreciation were given to the winners of Poetry Slam, Essay and painting competition which was conducted in view of World environment Day on the Theme ‘Only one Earth’. The programme was set to put a month-long list of activities in June 2022.