A surprise drive against illegal trapping of migratory birds in Pumlen pat and Khoidum pat were conducted today. N. Munal Meitei, Range Forest Officer, N. Brojen Singh, Forest Beat Officer, Waikhong and his staffs and M. Open Singh, Honorary Wildlife Warden, Thoubal were also in the drive.
In today’s drive, 5 (five) number of 300 feet long bird traps were recovered and removed. Luckily, no bird was found in the traps. The trap offenders escaped taking the advantages of the thick morning fog.
With the occasion, N. Munal Meitei, Range Forest Officer told that last year after a frequent drive, bird trapping were much reduced in these wetlands but unluckily today we come to know that frequent visit to these wetland areas and conducting the awareness program with the villagers in and around these wetlands may be required. His told that their such drive in all wetlands his Range will continue from tomorrow.
Munal mentioned that one of the fish farmer namely O. Ingobi Singh did a tremendous job for protecting and guarding about 30-40 shurit birds in his fish farm. It was really a wonderful work for saving the migratory birds in his own field. Therefore N. Munal Meitei appeal to all other fish farmers to love and care for the migratory birds just like Ibocha in their fish farms also. The migratory birds have best senses and they want to live at the places where they are loved and cared.
Munal Meitei told that migratory birds are precious gift of God to us and we should not kill them. The present day dreaded coronavirus in China is also claim to be related with the killing and eating of the wild birds and animals. Therefore he appealed to everyone not to kill wildlife and birds for the sake of future generation and a beautiful Manipur.