Awareness on wildlife conservation held at Aizuto

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Dimapur, June 19: An awareness programme for conservation and protection of forest and wildlife was organized by Wildlife Division, Dimapur on June 16 at Aizuto mission compound, with participation of around 60 participants comprising of chairmen/ members/ GBs/ DBs of seven villages, students, teachers, officials and staffs from Wildlife Wing, Nagaland.
Wildlife Warden, Dimapur Caroline K. Angami, IFS exhorted the participants to be the champion and ambassador for wildlife and nature. She said God has granted us stewardship of all his creation and so we are all responsible to take care of it.
In his speech, YM Jami, IFS, Conservator of Forests, Northern Territorial Circle, Mokokchung and special invitee of the programme lauded the efforts of seven villages of Aotsakili, Lokobo, Naghuto (old & new), Vekuho (old & new), Askhuto villages in coming together to protect and preserve the forests and wildlife by contributing their land for a common Community Reserved Forests. He stated that 88.3% of forests lands in Nagaland are privately owned (individual, communities or villages) and so, the communities and the villages have more power and should shoulder greater responsibilities towards protection and preservation of forests and wildlife.
PCCF (Wildlife) & CWLW, Nagaland, Satya Prakash Tripathi appealed to the participants for cooperation and coordination with the department for protection, preservation and management of forests and wildlife.
Short speech was also delivered by Tokaho, DFO Zunheboto who shared the success story of Sukhai CCA and how the people are going to reap economic, social and environmental benefits under CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives.
Short speeches were also delivered by Khehoto, Hd GB, Lokobo village and Inashe, GB, Aotsakili village. A short movie on wildlife conservation in Nagaland was also shown to the participants.
(Page News Service)