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Stakeholders take conservation message to students

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By EMN Updated: Nov 19, 2018 12:52 am
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Dimapur, Nov. 18 (EMN): A seminar promoting protection and conservation of forest and wildlife was jointly organised by the Nagaland Forest department and the Olympic Higher Secondary School, on November 17, at the school in Zunheboto.
Officials from the district administration, police, Forest department, and members of schools including around 300 students attended the event, updates from the Chief Wildlife Warden’s establishment informed on Sunday. The programme was supported by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Zunheboto’s Deputy Commissioner Shanawaz spoke on the subject of sustainable development and encouraged the students to educate others about conservation of nature, forest and wildlife.

The district’s Superintendent of Police Uniel Kichu spoke about degradation of natural resources. He lamented that the rich natural resources the people inherited from their forefathers were diminishing. He encouraged the students to play an active role in protecting and conserving the environment.
The chief wildlife warden of Nagaland, Satya Prakash Tripathi, delivered the keynote address. He highlighted the importance of forest and wildlife in the lives of humans, and of its role in addressing the issue of Climate Change, Global Warming, and ecological and food security. He exhorted the students to be brand ambassadors for forest and wildlife conservation.

The students asked questions about the role of the government in protecting and conserving the environment. A film, ‘Nagaland is Changing, but…’ was also shown to the students, the updates from the Chief Wildlife Warden’s establishment added.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 19, 2018 12:52:34 am