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10 Villages of Nagaland Set Up Forest Conservation Forum

10 Villages of Nagaland Set Up Forest Conservation Forum
June 12
17:45 2017

In a positive step towards conservation of forest and wildlife, ten villages from Northern Zeme area under Peren district in Nagaland have come together under the banner of ‘Northern Zeme Forest Conservation Forum’ to collectively preserve the flora and fauna of the foothill of Mount Pauna in the district.

According to a release by the forum’s working committee convener Haibamko and secretary Ipeihangbe today informed that a meeting of the forum was held yesterday at Ngwalwa village in Peren district to review the progress of the implementation of total prohibition of hunting and fishing, which was adopted last year at Dungki village on July 23. The ten villages are Lamhai, Dungki, Ndunglwa, Peletkie, Deukwaram, Heningkunglwa, Ngwalwa, Punglwa, Gaili, and Gaili Namdi.

The meeting was held under the initiative of the secretary to the government of Nagaland Kelei Zeliang and attended by leaders of the villages concerned, the meeting reaffirmed the resolutions adopted previous year. The meeting also adopted new resolutions, wherein three villages, Pedi, Benreu and Heunambe, were requested to join the forum as “conservation will directly or indirectly affect these villages.”

Meanwhile, the house deliberated on the adverse effects of logging in the reserved area and recommended total ban on logging, which the village councils will discuss in their respective villages before the next meeting of the forum.

Kelei Zeliang, Hiazu Meru, deputy secretary (dinance) and other government officials also spoke in the meeting and encouraged the leaders to seriously take up the conservation effort, the release said.

-UNI

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