Dimapur, March 15: As part of its commitment towards preservation and protection of natural bio-diversity and its flora and fauna, the Angami Youth Organization (AYO) has strictly prohibited jungle burning and deforestation.
Reiterating its 16th June, 2017 presidential council resolution, the AYO in a press release informed that usage of air gun shall be banned, while sale of pellets is totally discouraged.
Stone crushers, quarries, car wash and vehicle repair workshop have been advised to maintain maximum distance from the main highway and roads.
AYO also informed that relaxation of hunting period is strictly a prerogative of the concerned village and youth organizations in the event of any life threatening and livelihood matters. However, it noted that this season is the most crucial period for wild animals and plants.
Warning defaulters that they will be sternly penalized by the concerned unit or range youth organizations, the AYO said the resolution shall be implemented in every Angami area/jurisdiction.
“We hold outmost importance today to save our fragile environment from further destruction. It is our sincere resolve to do the best we can to assist and contribute towards this endeavour. We ardently seek cooperation from everyone to play an effective role in this initiative,” it appealed.
The AYO further informed that in an endeavour for sensitization of the public to preserve our biodiversity, it will be issuing a car sticker with the theme “Care for nature” this year (2019).
(Page News Service)