Thursday, March 30, 2023

‘World Wildlife Day’ celebrated at NZP

Environmental Information Awareness Capacity building & livelihood Programme (EIACP) Nagaland Pollution Control Board in collaboration with the Department of Forest, Nagaland Zoological Park organised a programme and a visit to the Nagaland Zoological Park, Chümoukedima with the Rintaniemei Neighbourhood Children’s Home and J.N Aier College on the occasion of World Wildlife Day.
The programme was held at the Conference Hall of the director, Nagaland Zoological Park, Rangapahar, Dimapur.
It started off with a Powerpoint presentation on wildlife by range forest officer, Watisungla Amer, wherein she stressed the importance of wildlife as it brings stability to the environment, their importance in food chains, and the threats faced by the wildlife.
In order to protect the wildlife in nature, Amer said the people can save the habitat by not destroying the habitat, by saving the water bodies, and volunteer work.
She encouraged the people to resort to eco-friendly products by using jute bags instead of plastic bags, planting more trees, managing waste, and keeping our surroundings clean. The 5R of Solid Waste Management- Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, was also shared among the children.
J.N Aier College principal, I. Limatemjen talked about the importance of wildlife and how hunting was impacting the environment. He also stressed on the importance of management of garbage or waste.
A short speech on the importance of the world wildlife day celebration and an opportunity to celebrate the various forms of wild fauna and fauna in the state of Nagaland, and their importance in economic, agricultural, ecological, and social impacts was shared by programme officer, EIAC, NPBC, Khriehunuo Rutsa.
A short video on a virtual tour of Nagaland Zoological Park was shown to the children. After this, a quiz competition was organised by forester-I, Nagaland Zoological Park (NZP), Vinoto K Rochill.
The programme was chaired by NZP wildlife photographer, Onenjungshi; a total number of 28 children and two guardians from Rintaniemei Neighbourhood Children’s Home and 30 final year students with two lecturers in charge from J.N Aier College along with seven staff from NPCB attended the programme. The programme ended with a visit to the zoological park.

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