Dimapur, September 4: The Dimapur Wildlife Division organized a seminar on human animal conflict mitigation awareness programme at Chiephobozou town. 135 participants from 15 villages of Northern Angami II participated in the seminar. The program was sponsored by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, New Delhi.
In his key note address, Satya Prakash Tripathi, IFS, PCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden described the interdependence of communities and the environment. Presenting a PowerPoint on the importance and current scenario of Forest & Wildlife in Nagaland, the concept of community reserves, status of community reserves and other Government policies existing in the state of Nagaland, he appealed the people for protection of forest and wildlife.
Rongsenlemla Imchen IFS, DFO Kohima in her speech pointed out that the role of Forest Officers is quite difficult with the growing challenges of wildlife crime every day and urged the public to do away from the blame game but take responsibility from the individual level, citing an illustration of Siyhama and Sendenyu Village.
Special guest, K Theünuo in his speech impetus of conservation appreciated the efforts put by the Wildlife Wing and on behalf of Northern Angami II extended full cooperation towards any conservation projects in the near future.
K Rino, special invitee also gave an account of the prime forests of Puliebadze indicating the undisturbed tall canopies which helps to harbor more wild animals and birds. He also stressed the importance of banning and killing of wild animals for a certain period of time to increase its abundance in its natural habitat.
Kenikrul, F/R, Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary in his short speech gave a detailed account about the State Bird of Nagaland, Blyth’s Tragopan.
Short speech were then delivered by G Thong (Sendenyu, CCA chairman) and the community representatives from 15 villages of Northern Angami II.
As a part of programme, a quiz competition amongst the students of Don Bosco School Chiephobozou was also held which was followed by distribution of prizes and Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 to all the Village Council representatives present.
(Page News Service)