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Locals throng to hunter’s residence

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Nov 27: Awareness level among the locals Keibul Lamjao area about the protection of endangered Brow Antlered Deer – Sangai seems to be growing. A day after a Hog Deer (Kharsha), a similar animal like Sangai, which was declared as endangered was found killed, large number of people from Khordak Village in Bishnupur district stormed to the residence of an alleged hunter at around 7.30 pm yesterday. The angry locals tried to dismantled the residence of the alleged hunter identified as  Heisnam Kengba Singh (64 yrs) at Khordak Mayai Leikai.

Local club volunteers of Khordak however intervened the angry locals from taking the law in their hands. Later, a public meeting held on that evening resolved to drive out any persons who hunt endangered animals from Keibul Lampjao National Park.

The endangered Sangai – the brow antlered deer and the hog deer has been declared as endangered species and has been protected under the scheduled 1 of the Wild Life Act. On the other hand hunting and poaching has been ban in and around the keibul Lamjao National Park by the government authority.

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