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Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Northeast Today

Experts team in Manipur to track Amur falcons

Experts team in Manipur to track Amur falcons
October 23
09:27 2019

NET Bureau

A five-member team from the Wildlife Institute of India, including well-trained birds trappers, have arrived in Manipur and started camping in Tamenglong district to welcome the winged guests, the Amur falcons.

The team, includes scientist Suresh Kumar, who is monitoring the movement of Amur falcons for their conservation activities along with locals, is preparing for radio satellite tagging of five Amur falcons. Kumar has so far radio-tagged 10 Amur falcons.

“All the scientists arrived here on October 18,” said a functionary of the Rainforest Club Tamenglong, a non-profit organisation formed by volunteers engaged in various social activities and campaigns related to conservation of environment and wildlife.

Meanwhile, the authorities are planning to hold the Amur falcon festival on November 4. In November last year, two satellite-tagged female Amur falcons – named Longleng and Tamenglong, after two districts of Nagaland and Manipur – flew non-stop for five days covering 5,700 km to reach a stopover site in Somalia.

Source: The Assam Tribune

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