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64th Wildlife Week celebrated in Tamenglong

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Tml, Sept. 29

Tamenglong Forest Division along with the Rain Forest Club celebrated 64th Wildlife Week under the theme “ The future of wildlife is in our hands” at United Builders School in Tamenglong District on Saturday.

Arun RS, DFO, Tamenglong, Poukinlung Gangmei, ADC member Khongjaron, Nehemiah Panmei, Honorary Wildlife Warden, Rain Forest Club, KH. Hitler and Khogen Singh, RFO Tamenglong attended the program as Chief Guest and President of the program.

Speaking at the program the chief guest stated that Tamenglong District has been widely recognised in the world map because of the Amur Falcon and we need to really conserved and protect the Amur Falcon stated the chief guest of the program. He also thanks the Chiulon village authority for safeguarding and protecting the Amur Falcon. He also assured the village authority that maximum developmental projects will be given to the Chiulon village from the forest department. Eco-tourism such as homestay which will generate revenues for the village as well as for the Tamenglong District as whole are some of the projects that the forest department is primarily focusing on said the DFO of Tamenglong.

As part of the program on spot drawing competition, Debate competition and wild life quiz competition was conducted for various categories of School students.

As part of the wild life week a One month long awareness campaign which include poster campaign was also kickstarted at Khongjaron village on protection of Amur Falcon where satellite was tagged last year.

One water storage tank constructed under springs had development was also inaugurated by DFO Tamenglong at Chiulon village which includes 1.2 km pipeline from the perennial water source where people are protecting the forests.

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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