Dimapur, March 29: The international environmental NGO Earth Day Network USA that engages with over 50,000 organizations in some 195 countries has recognized the services rendered to the conservation and protection of biodiversity in Nagaland by Alemba Yimchunger, Forest Guard, Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, Kiphire and declared him an “Earth Day Network Star”.
The Earth Day Network Star award is a prestigious recognition of those who do excellent work in the environmental field.
With over 30 years of service to the Forest Department, Alemba Yimchunger is instrumental in the protection of forests and wild animals in his area (in and around Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, Kiphire).
“Earth Day Network is so pleased to confer this award on Shri Yimchungar for his remarkable contribution toward the protection of species,” said Karuna Singh, Country Director, Earth Day Network, India and M. Lokeswara Rao IFS Rtd., Director, Protect Our Species Campaign, Earth Day Network (former PCCF&HoFF of Nagaland).
Earth Day Network grew out of the first Earth Day (April 22, 1970). Its mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and Earth Day Network. (Page News Service)