Saturday, December 10, 2022

Seminar on natural farming & wildlife conservation

One day seminar on natural farming and wildlife conservation under the theme, “one world, one life” was organised by the Chuchuyimlang Baptist Church (Mission) in partnership with Mokokchung Forest Division, Wildlife Division-Dimapur and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mokokchung on October 28 at CBC.
A press release by Mokokchung Forest Division stated that in a keynote address, divisional forest officer, Dr. Sentitula informed the gathering on migratory birds and the practice of illegal hunting of these birds in the state. She cautioned against such practices and added that it was punishable under Wild Life Protection Act 1972.
Highlighting the participants on usage of migratory birds as pest controls, Dr. Sentitula said migratory birds’ feeds on dragon flies, locusts, grasshoppers, termites, beetles etc. and the birds maintain the population of insects. Speaking on the topic, “wildlife conservation”, range officer Moamongba highlighted on the conservation movement of Mokokchung district with special mention of Amur falcon arrival in the Langpangkong range as early as 80s and how conservation movement has spread far and wide.
In his speech, Wildlife Warden, Dimapur, Tokaho Kinimi stated that conservation comes with challenges and sacrifice and added that an individual or community should be disciplined and be prepared to sacrifice for conservation efforts.
Senior Scientist & Head, KVK Mokokchung, Dr. Keviletsu Khate spoke on the natural farming and stated that without forest there cannot be natural Farming.

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