To conserve the endangered Eastern Hoolock Gibbon, Arunachal Pradesh has launched an education programme for the community and school based students. The programme started from Arunachal's Lower Dibang Valley district in the state and at Sadiya sub-division under Assam's Tinsukia district.
Arunachal Pradesh Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Dr Shashi Kumar launched the programme recently.
The programme will be implemented in a collaborative partnership of state's Environment and Forest department with Aitijya (The Heritage) with the support US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Rajiv Gandhi University's Zoology department and G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED), NE Unit would provide all technical support, as per the report of Mail Today.
The launch also celebrated the fifth day of the Wildlife Week. Dr Zahan Ahmed, a Wildlife Trust of India veterinarian and Itanagar Biological Park spoke on "Translocation of Gibbons and conservation issues" and "Conservation breeding & habitat management of Gibbon" respectively.
ENVIRON is a society for conservation and management of nature and natural resources in northeast India. It's wildlife and biodiversity conservation division head Kripal Mazumdar, in his address, lauded US Fish and Wildlife Service and other organizations for their support.
This initiative will pilot a conservation education module in schools through trained teachers and among community through the local youth volunteers, would foster and facilitate dialogue between key stakeholders, local community, youth groups, district administration (local block officials), forest officials and various civil society organizations, the communique added.
Source: Mail Today