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After 2 years, tourists return to Pangti village

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Oct 10, 2021 11:07 pm
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Our Reporter
Dimapur, Oct. 10 (EMN):
Since the reopening of Amur Falcon roosting site for tourists in October after two years, tourists have been flooding Pangti village with around 20 tourists everyday, according to the President of Amur Falcon Roosting Area Union, P Thungchumo Shidio.

He informed that the last week of October and first week of November is the best time to visit the roosting site and even the arrival of tourists peak during this period.

Shidio added that this year, the Amur Falcons have already arrived at the roosting site unlike last year when the birds arrived ‘a bit late’.

The president informed that the birds arrive phase-wise and as of now, around 400 to 500 Amur Falcons have reached the roosting site.

‘Hopefully it would increase as days go by,’ he added.

When queried if there were plans to tag a new Amur falcon since the journey of the radio-tagged Amur falcon named ‘Longleng’ came to end last year, he informed that as of now, no information had been received regarding radio tagging the bird. Moreover, it would be the decision of the Wildlife department, he added.

He also informed that the wildlife warden of Nagaland would be visiting the site in the coming days.

Longleng’s journey ended after four years of providing new insights into the ecology of the majestic raptors, clocking 1,50,000 km and holding the world record of providing nearly 10200 data of locations.

It may be mentioned that scientist at Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, Dr. Suresh Kumar also informed this newspaper last year that at least 10 more Amur Falcons were proposed to be tagged again from Nagaland and Manipur in future.

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Oct 10, 2021 11:07:56 pm