Dimapur, February 2: The Department of Environment, Forests & Climate Change released a rescued Indian muntjac (Barking deer) fawn atAnatongre village, Kiphire on January 25. The species is protected under Schedule III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.
Earlier on January 24, Kiphire Wildlife Division had received reports from Anatongre village council that the fawn was rescued while clearing of fields where it was found abandoned by its mother. The villagers had brought back the fawn to the village for its safety.
After visits to the village and discussions with the villagers, a team led by Inoheto Sema, Forest Guard including members of the Anti-Poaching Squadthen managed to trace out the location on the evening of January 25, where previous calls of the deer had been heard. The deer was released within a few feet from its kin.
Suman W M Sivachar IFS, WildlifeWarden, Kiphire WildlifeDivision held a meeting with the villagers and expressed gratitude to thevillage council, wildlife committee and villagers of Anatongre for actively helping in conservation of wildlife.
(Page News Service)