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Talk on biodiversity conservation held at St. Joseph’s College

By EMN Updated: Oct 04, 2023 9:11 pm
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Supongnukshi Ao along with the staff and students after the talk at St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Jakhama on October 3.

DIMAPUR — A talk on ‘biodiversity conservation programmes in Nagaland’ was held as part of the celebration of World Habitat Day on the theme ‘resilient urban economies: cities as drivers of growth and recovery’ at St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) Jakhama on Tuesday.

According to a press release, the programme was organised by the department of Zoology, with Supongnukshi Ao, chief conservator of forest (environment, biodiversity, and research), from the department of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, as the guest speaker.

Speaking on the occasion, Ao emphasised the importance of Wildlife Week and how Nagaland is a unique state with its own unique approach to conservation.

He spoke about forestry in Nagaland, the general scenario, and ownership, noting that forest cover has decreased from 13,719 sq km in 2005 to 12,251.14 sq km in 2021 in the state. He also talked about rules and acts, criteria followed for conservation, and Amur falcon conservation.

Unsustainable farming practices, depleting groundwater, susceptibility to environmental changes, and loss of forest cover were among the key issues identified.

The programme concluded with a slogan-writing competition on the same theme held at the Zoology laboratory of the college.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 04, 2023 9:11:01 pm
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