Resource persons along with the participants during the awareness campaign for conservation of forest and wildlife to mitigate human animal conflict and wildlife crime at the Community Hall, Ahthibung on September 4.
Peren, September 9 (MExN): An awareness campaign for conservation of forest and wildlife to mitigate human animal conflict and wildlife crime was jointly organized by the Dimapur Wildlife Division and the Peren Forest Division, Nagaland Forest Department at the Community Hall, Ahthibung on September 4.
Satya Prakash Tripathi, PCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden in his keynote address highlighted current scenario of forest and wildlife in Nagaland, he informed in a press release.
PowerPoint presentation on the concept of community reserves, human-animal conflict interventions with special emphasis to wild elephant problem in Wokha District and the genesis of government policies for conservation were presented. He also iterated on doing away with hunting and illegal wildlife trade while sharing the concerns on the need of eco-sensitive zone in the surroundings of the Intanki National Park.
Y.M. Jami IFS, CF (Northern Territorial Circle) and Director of Intangki National Park while giving an account on conservation of forest and wildlife, added that “when we conserve plants and animals we enrich the planet and to do so we must keep plants and wild animals in their natural habitat,” the release stated.
He also pointed on how local people are the true foresters and conservationist because of their traditional historic attachment with the forest and its resources. Dr Sentitula, IFS, DFO Peren briefed the importance of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, emphasizing on penalties for hunting of wild animals.
Lithrila Sangtam, EAC Athibung spoke on the role of administration towards conservation and appealed the participants to play active roles so that they may also benefit from economic tangible values like tourism or alternative livelihoods.