Dimapur, March 17: An awareness campaign on conservation and protection of nature, forest and wildlife for students and children, village communities of the community reserve was organized by the Forest Department, Nagaland at Aizuto on March 14, Lizutomi village on March 15, Sukhai and Chishilimi village on March 16.
Satya Prakash Tripathi, PCCF & HoFF and Chief Wildlife Warden, Nagaland, in his key note address, stated the importance of forest wildlife would be same at different interval of time. Students, children are our future generation and they can play an important role as brand ambassador for conservation of forest and wildlife, he said.
He briefed on the concept of “Nature Learning Centre” being developed under the National Mission of Himalayan Studies (NMHS) by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India in all 12 Himalayan states of the country namely – Nagaland, Assam, West Bengal, Manipur, Sikkim, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir.
In the State of Nagaland O/o the Chief Wildlife Warden, Nagaland, Dimapur, Nagaland Zoological Park, Dimapur, Botanical Garden, Kohima would be developed as Nature Learning Centres where people can visit for nature learning. Training for nature conservation would be imparted by the Forest Department to students, children, and communities of all community reserves notified by the Government of Nagaland.
Rajkumar M, DFO Zunheboto lauded the conservation efforts of the village communities of community reserve’s and appealed them to spread the messages of importance of nature conservation and create awareness to neighbouring and surrounding villages.
Tokaho H Kinimi, Wildlife Warden, Dimapur said it should be the bounden duty of each individual to protect and conserve forests and wildlife as the survival of human race depends on the survival of plants and animals.
There was also good interaction among foresters, students/ children, village communities. (Page News Service)