25th Jul 2022 10:07:PM State
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Maksam Tayeng

PASIGHAT, July 25: Deputy Commissioner East Siang district, Tayi Taggu has termed environmental destruction as the biggest challenge faced by mankind today.  He said that “nature destroys those who destroy nature”. 
Addressing a day-long orientation for deterring wildlife crime and reducing wildlife trade vis-à-vis D’Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary at Pagam village, a fringe village, on Sunday, the deputy commissioner said it was essential to strike a balance between human population and the forest areas for survival of the human race. 
The orientation meeting was organised jointly by the authority in D’Ering Memorial WLS and country’s frontline research-based biodiversity conservation organization, Aaranyak in association with Eco Development Committee (EDC), D’Ering.  
The orientation meeting was supported by the US Fish and Wildlife Services and attended by forest staff of the WLS and local community representatives.  Addressing the gathering, deputy commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley, Soumya Saurabh highlighted how the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh serves as the lungs for the entire country.  
She said the pristine natural environment must be preserved for prosperity and the traditions like hunting should be changed gradually so as to accommodate increasing human population and prevent illegal transport of wildlife.  
Gracing the orientation workshop as the chief guest, MLA of the area Ninong Ering appealed for continuous support from villagers for sustainable conservation of D’Ering Memorial WLS which is rich in biodiversity. He pledged all possible support from his end. 
The secretary general and the CEO of Aaranyak, Dr Bibhab Kumar Talukdar who has carved a niche for himself in the global platform as an acclaimed conservation leader, deliberated on the importance of D’Ering WLS in terms of availability of water and human health. 
Underlining the need for conservation of wildlife, Dr Talukdar flagged the important role community can play in assisting the enforcement agencies to mitigate wildlife crime in the greater interest of human health and wellbeing on this planet. 
Addressing the orientation, Dr Jimmy Borah, senior manager of Legal and Advocacy Division (LAD) of Aaranyak, raised the alarm on how trafficking of wildlife transmits deadly zoonotic diseases among the human population. He, therefore, called upon the community and the enforcement agencies to set up synergy to prevent wildlife crime and illegal trade in wildlife that has reached an alarming proportion globally. 
The divisional forest officer and the ranger of D’Ering WLS and Range officer were present in the workshop throughout and present and spoke on the importance of the WLS from the biodiversity point of view and the importance of community support in preserving these bio resources for posterity. 
Meanwhile,  a workshop for wildlife related law enforcement agencies like wildlife staffers and police department was held today.

Kenter Joya Riba

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