Hakhezhe Village elders and leaders receive the certificate of appreciation from the United Nations Environment Programme.
Dimapur, November 13 (MExN): Hakhezhe Village under Nuiland in Dimapur was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), C/o Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the convention of Migratory Species Office, Abu Dhabi UAE, in recognition of their commitment to provide refuge and safe passage to all Amur Falcons during their annual migration through Nagaland.
According to a press release received here, Dr. Suresh Kumar from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun handed over the certificate to the leaders and villagers of Hakhizhe Village, Dimapur during a brief programme held at Hakhize Village, commemorating one year of the tagging of the bird “Hakhizhe.”
SP Tripathy IFS PCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden, K Caroline Angami IFS, Wildlife Warden, Dimapur and Bokato Sema Forest Ranger Niuland Range were present in the programme.
The programme was chaired by Kakheto, JFMC, President who apprised the department of the difficulties faced by the villagers. SP Tripathy, IFS PCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden assured all possible assistance to the villagers in roosting site from his end. Exhortation was delivered by K Caroline Angami, IFS, Wildlife Warden Dimapur.
It may be noted here that the uniqueness of Hakhezhe roosting site, which is one of its kinds in Nagaland, is that Amur Falcon is found roosting in teak plantation other than natural forest.