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Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department Lauded By International Body For Conservation Effort

Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department Lauded By International Body For Conservation Effort
July 06
12:37 2019

NET Bureau

The officials of Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department have been lauded by an international body for rescuing two critically endangered tortoises from Yazali forest in recent past.

In its ‘letter of appreciation’ sent to the State Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Craig Stanford, Chair, IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group said, “I am writing this letter to appreciate the outstanding effort of you and your officers especially Koj Rinya, Divisional Forest Officer and Bunty Tao, Range Officer, Raga, Hapoli Forest Division, for rescuing two critically endangered impressed tortoises (Manouria impresso) from Yazali Forest last week and reporting them timely to subject experts.

“This chance rescue yielded as new discovery of this species for India, which elevated the country for strategic conservation of non-marine turtles. We at International global turtle fraternity highly appreciate the efforts made by you and your department for this contribution in conservation,” the letter said.

Offering its technical knowhow on conservation front, Stanford added, “We would like to provide further technical support if your department decides to initiate a long term conservation effort of this species in the region.”
Meanwhile, the State’s first IPS officer Robin Hibu said: “It means a lot for officer getting an appreciation from such international organization.

It is a rare in today’s world, officer venturing out beyond the comfort zone, beyond the call of normal duties and making mark to be noticed by the world!” Hibu said in a statement.

“Proud of our proud role model, young IFS officer Koj Rinya. She saved endangered flora and fauna….truly gutsy and visionary, she deserves Arunachal Ratna, the highest civilian award from Arunachal government,” he wrote in a social media post.

Source: Sentinel Assam

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