Naga villages pledge to protect Forest and Wildlife

Naga villages pledge to protect Forest and Wildlife

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Dimapur (Nagaland), September 4, 2018:

Fifteen villages of Northern Angami-II in Nagaland’s Kohima district have taken a pledge that everyone in the villages will actively work towards conserving and preserving forest and wildlife.

The pledge was taken by representatives of villages at a seminar organised to discuss and create awareness on human-animal conflict mitigation.

Speaking at the seminar, Divisional Forest Officer of Kohima, Rongsenlemla Imchen, explained how difficult it is for forest officials to face the challenges related with wildlife crimes. She appealed to the villagers to help them in controlling the crimes.

The state’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Chief Wildlife Warden, Satya Prakash Tripathi said it was of paramount interest to conserve wildlife and forest. He pointed out that human beings and animals are inter-dependent and as such, it was imperative for protecting forests and wildlife.

Additional Advocate General of the Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench, Kekhriengulie Theünuo, who also attended the seminar, said social media could be a tool for claiming compensation during human-animal conflict losses.