Leaders told to hold special Sunday on wildlife conservation
Dimapur, Oct. 2 (EMN): While illustrating that wildlife is the creation of God, the director of Intangki National Park (INP), T Aochuba, has urged the church leaders to spread the message of conservation in their respective churches by organising a special Sunday service to protect and save the beautiful creation of God.
Speaking at a programme to mark the Wildlife Week held at Manglumukh village council hall on October 1, Aochuba, has stressed on conserving wildlife and urged the local church leaders present in the programme to spread the conservation message in their respective churches. Stating that wildlife too is the creation of God, he said the onus is on us to protect and save the beautiful creation of God.
He opined that all living creatures are not meant for consumption only but could be conserved to beautify the earth and also maintain the delicate ecological balance, an update from INP stated. He, therefore, suggested the church leaders to dedicate a special Sunday by organising programmes and events to educate the people on the significance of wildlife and environment.
He also urged the people present in the programme to work together with the department towards conserving and protecting the Intangki National Park which would benefit the local communities in the future by means of eco-tourism activities in the region. He cited the example of Kaziranga National Park, where fringe communities are earning their livelihood comfortably because of extensive eco-tourism in the park.
A short documentary video on birds and animals of Intangki National Park and the success story of Amur Falcon conservation at Pangti were screened during the programme.
The program was chaired by Thupuhu, while the welcome address was delivered by Udil Haflongbar, chairman of Manglumukh Village Council, and the keynote address was delivered by R Aaron Yimkhiung, forest ranger.
The programme was attended by members of Dimasa Baptist Church, Manglumukh, Baptist Church Jalukiezangdi Village, Baptist Church Jalukiekam Village, Baptist Church Beisumpuikam Village, Presbyterian Church Besiumpuikam Village, Council members of Manglumukh Village and staff of Intangki National Park.