Students of Agape School with officials from Kiphire Wildlife Division during the awareness programme held on November 8. (Morung Photo)
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Kiphire | November 8
The Kiphire Wildlife Division organised an awareness programme on Amur Falcon with students from Agape School, Kiphire on November 8.
Addressing the students Tokavi, Forester-1 of the division shared on the route of the migratory birds and said, “Nagaland is lucky to be named the Amur Falcon Capital of the world which is the pride for all of us.”
He informed that last year more than 3000 Amur Falcon has roosted at Zungki valley and at the river below Shamator which shows that the bird is spreading its roosting place even to this region and asked the students to welcome this guest and not to harm or disturb them.
Sharing his observation Tokavi said that at the trend where the birds is spreading its roosting place, Zungki valley may also become the sub-capital of Amur Falcon and appealed the students to be “aware of this as the birds have already started visiting our land and in few weeks’ time they may started roosting in Zungki valley.”
He also shared on the opportunities created with the visit of Amur Falcon. “Let us all be sensitive and help conserve the nature” he stated and asked the students to share with their parents and friends.
Administrator of the school, Lipichem appealed the students to welcome the guest Amur Falcon and also asked them not to shoot and chase the birds but to enjoy and welcome the birds which have come from a very long distance to be our guest.
He also reported that last year some youths were chasing the Amur Falcon in certain pockets and asked the students to tell their friends and families also not to kill/disturb the birds as they will be coming in few weeks’ time. “Lets us also create a space for this birds so that this region also become sub-capital of Amur Falcon in the world which is not impossible,” he added.
Essay competition, painting competition were the highlight of the program where Thsatila was judged the first, Akhala as second and Nukahmong as third in essay and in painting sutiba was judged the first Lini as second and Alingzila as third respectively. The winners were awarded with cash and certificate.