Flock of Amur Falcon on electric wire at Yaye River- Shungkiu
Shamator, November 13 (MExN): Amur Falcon (Falco Amurensis), a small raptor of the falcon family was sighted for the first time along the river belt of Yaye and Zungki under Shamator Sub-Division in Tuensang district since November 4, 2017.
Following this, the Rurur Village Council has written a letter to the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Tuensang requesting for protection of Amur Falcon along the river belt of Yaye and Zungki under Shamator Sub-Division.
The Rurur Village Council stated that the matter has already been reported to FR-II of the department and the district administration. Thereafter, necessary directive has also been issued by the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Shamator to all the Village Council along the river belt of Yaye and Zungki and other neighboring villages to adopt resolution to ensure that hunting and trapping of Amur Falcon is strictly prohibited and monitored within the respective jurisdiction.
Accordingly, the Rurur Village Council has complied with the directive thus far for the protection of these little raptors “numbering between 10000 to 15000.”
However, in order to provide the State Guest more safer place and safer passage, Rurur Village Council Chairman Asokhiung and Village Development Board, Secretary, Thrunso has appeal the authority concerned to take note of all the measures being undertaken for the protection of these creatures and provide all possible assistance from the department for the protection of Amur Falcon along the river belt of Yaye and Zungki under Shamator Sub-Division at the earliest.