Friday, July 1, 2022

NZP observes World Turtle Day 2022

Nagaland Zoological Park (NZP) and Turtle Survival Alliance India (TSA India) celebrated World Turtle Day 2022 at NZP auditorium on Tuesday.
In a press release, TSA India informed that as a part of the celebration, an exposure visit to NZP’s Asian Giant Tortoise and an open quiz were conducted.
At the programme, guest of honour, wildlife warden Dimapur, Tokaho Kinimi emphasised on the importance of students’ participation in conservation activities.
In order to acknowledge the grassroot level works, NZP forester-I, Vinoto K. Rochill and forest guard, Wildlife Division, Johnny Tep Rengma were felicitated and recognised as “Turtle Warrior” by TSA India and NZP for their dedicated service towards turtle conservation in the region.
Northeast project officer, TSA India, Sushmita Kar said Vinoto took interest in initiating the conservation breeding of Asian Giant Tortoises.
She said in 2018, he dedicated all his time to take care of the first batch of artificially incubated eggs out of which, 10 hatchlings were still surviving.
Meanwhile, Kar said Johnny Tep has been tirelessly assisting the team in field surveys and community interactions within Wokha district and took interest in building a better future for tortoises in need.
Earlier, NZP director Dr. C. Zupeni Tsanglai spoke on the importance and purpose of World Turtle Day.
As part of the celebration, NZP invited 70 students and faculties from four schools—Eden Higher Secondary School, Westside School, Pilgrim Higher Secondary School and Logdrum Higher Secondary School and five people from Eco Warriors Nagaland, to participate in the activities.
The programme was organised and attended by the NZP team.

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