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Thu, 21 Sep 2017

Northeast Today

Wildlife Trust of India Builds Guest House at Pangti

Wildlife Trust of India Builds Guest House at Pangti
July 01
12:37 2017

Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) has constructed a guest house to be used as an eco-tourism resource in Pangti area of Nagaland’s Wokha district to ensure long term conservation of the Amur Falcons which migrate to this area in winter.

WTI Manager and Project Leader Dilip Deori formally handed over the keys of the guest house to Pangti Village Council Chairman Jenithung N Shitiri in the presence of village headmen of three villages of Pangti, Asha and Sungro recently. He briefed the locals about the significance of the guest house and how it could benefit them.

“On behalf of the Pangti people I would like to thank WTI for constructing this beautiful guest house. It will bring more visitors to Pangti and benefit people in the area in due course of time”, Shitiri said.

“The people of Pangti have played a pivotal role in ensuring safe massage for the marathon migrants, the Amur falcons”, said Wokha Divisional Forest Officer Zuthunglo Ezung. “The guest house will cater to the needs of tourists who visit the village during the great migration season and I am glad that WTI has supported the local community in this way”, she said.

The Village Council Members (VCM) provided the land for the construction in Pangti, which is a nodal village and the building’s blueprint was finalised in consultation with the villagers an attempt was made to incorporate elements of the local Lotha architecture in the design.

The Wokha district of Nagaland is ground zero for the Amur Falcons who on their 15,000-mile migration from the Amur region of Russia, China and Mongolia to southern Africa, make a pit stop in Indian territory.

-PTI

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