Forest View Point constructed at Mt Japfu

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Dimapur, June 5: A Forest View Point was constructed at Mt.Japfu range side by Kigwema Nature Conservation Trust (KNCT) sponsored by Kohima Forest Division. It was inaugurated during a routine inspection by Kohima Forest Division officials on June 3. The View point is mainly for the purpose of forest fire protection as a great sight of Dzukou valley is visible from the spot. It is also located on a strategic site having potential for ecotourism such as nature trail trekking activities, home to world’s tallest Rhododendron, Double storied Cave, scenic exploration of Kigwema Community Conservation Area, etc. The fabricated construction items were carried manually and assembled on the site after trekking uphill for 3 hours from the base camp. With minimum destruction of natural resources the view point was set up.
Meanwhile, DFO Kohima Rongsenlemla Imchen appreciated the efforts of KNCT, Village council and the village community for cooperating with the department in raising awareness with regard to forest fire management, wildlife protection and environmental conservation in the area. It is pertinent to mentioned that in the last one year the village community has constructed two Forest Watch Towers and one Forest View point in collaboration with Kohima Forest Division in the same area.
(Page News Service)