Manipur: Wildlife week observed in Tamenglong
Imphal, Sep. 28 (EMN): Tamenglong Forest division and the Rain Forest Club Tamenglong observed the 64th Wildlife Week on the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands” at the United Builders School premises in Tamenlong town, 150 km west of Imphal on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Divisional Forest Officer Arun RS said Tamenglong district has been widely recognised in the world map because of the Amur Falcon. Therefore, he expressed the need to conserve and protect the Amur Falcon.
He thanked the Chiulon village authority for safeguarding and protecting the Amur Falcon during their sojourn in the hill district every October and November.
Assuring that maximum developmental projects from Forest department will be given to the Chiulon village, he said the department is primarily focusing on eco-tourism initiatives such as home stay which will generate revenues for the village as well as for Tamenglong district.
As part of the day’s program, on spot drawing competition, debating competition and wild life quiz competition was also conducted for various categories of school students.
A month long awareness campaign which included poster campaign on protection of Amur falcon was also started at Khongjaron village where Amur Falcons were satellite radio tagged last year.
A water storage tank constructed under spring shed development project which includes 1.2 km pipeline from the perennial village water source was also inaugurated at Chiulon village during the event.