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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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3RD EDITION OF THE PASIGHAT BUTTERFLY AND BIO-DIVERSITY MEET BEGINS

3RD EDITION OF THE PASIGHAT BUTTERFLY AND BIO-DIVERSITY MEET BEGINS
October 09
11:55 2019

NET Bureau

With an aim to promote the village as an eco-tourist destination the 3rd edition of the Pasighat Butterfly and Bio-Diversity Meet began at Mural village, Ledum on Tuesday. The central theme of the edition was conservation of nature.

Ninong Ering, Local MLA lauded the efforts of the community of Ledum for conserving the rich flora and fauna of Ledum and putting it in the eco-tourism map. “The participation of the local community, who are the most important stakeholders, is most vital towards conservation of our ecosystem for sustainable development, and for our future generation”, Ering added.

Welcoming the tourists, nature lovers, environmentalists, research scholars, ecologists, wildlife officers (DFO’s), Ering was hopeful that the meet will help educate the people and create awareness on the importance of conservation at the community level. He further expressed his concern on the dwindling wildlife species and urged the community to save it from extinction.

Ering who was also the chief guest of the event inaugurated the Office of- Destination Ledum.

The three day eco-tourism event was marked by moth watching as one of the highlighting event. The other activities will include bird watching, conservation activities, nature trail hikes, and nature photography.

The guest of honour, Kinny Singh, DC, East Siang, while addressing the event said, “Such occasions provide a common platform to ponder and create awareness among the community members. The delicate and fragile butterfly which is a beautiful creation of nature and one of the vital species in nature symbolises the need to protect our fragile eco-system. We must all come together to conserve and protect our rich wildlife and bio-diversity.”

Earlier, a dance presentation on the theme of butter fly conservation choreographed by noted folk artiste Denong Padung was presented.

Later Dr. Joram Khopey presented a brief on the history of Butterfly & Bio-Diversity Meet and the objective of Butterfly meet. DFO, Mouling Wildlife Sanctuary, Boken Pao and DFO Tashi Mize also spoke on the need to conserve wildlife and bio-diversity.

Dr. Sarala Khaling, Regional Head, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment , Sikkim and Nawang Bhutia, President Bomos Nature Conservation Society and also known as Butterfly Man of Sikkim were felicitated on the occasion.

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