Dimapur, November 1: A team from Wildlife Division, Dimapur led by Wildlife Warden H Tokaho Kinimi, IFS visited Hakhizhe village, Nuiland Sub Division, Dimapur on October 30 and witnessed a sea of Amur falcon at a roosting site about 5 km away from the village. A brief meeting was held with the chairman, Hakhizhe Village Council and village level Amur Falcon protection team.
Viyito Shohe, chairman Hakhizhe Village Council informed that on October 14, Amur falcon numbering around 50-100 reached the roosting site. This increased to around 1000-2000 on October 17 and that by October 26 there was a sea of Amur falcon at the roosting site. He said that this year there is a huge surge in numbers of Amur falcon visiting Hakhizhe village as compared to previous years. He assured the department of safe passage and stay of Amur falcon and for which Hakhizhe village Amur falcon protection team have been patrolling, guarding and protecting the roosting sites since October 14, sometimes patrolling late into night.
The Wildlife Warden appreciated the village council and Hakhizhe village Amur falcon protection team for their sincere efforts in protecting the visiting raptors to ensure their safe stay and passage. He assured of all possible help from the side of department and appealed to the village council to also accord equal importance to protection of other indigenous species of birds and animal. (Page News Service)