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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Assam Environmental NGO Forum urges govt to stop encroachment and killing of wild animals and birds

Assam Environmental NGO Forum (AENF)general meeting was held recently at Swahid Bhawan,Nagaon on November 18.The forum urgently discussed a few conservation related burning issues of Assam and NE and requested government to act fast to save the remaining natural resources of the state. Representatives of 23 environmental NGOs of Assam namely- Aranyak, Aranya Xurakhya Xamiti, Nature's Bekon, Early Birds, Grass Hopper,Green Earth, Green Guard,Nature's Foster, Kaziranga Wildlife Society, Dolphin Foundation, Manas Maozigendri Eco-Tourism Society, Green Society Udalguri etc attended the central body meeting to express their views on a few ecology related burning issues of the state like – Man-elephant conflict,unabated killing of rhinos and tigers, encroachment on wetlands and reserve forests, government allotment of lands on wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests etc. Moloy Barua of Early Birds presided over the state level meet. In her welcome speech,Green Reporter Mubina Akhtar,who is also the coordinator of the forum explained a few important issues and said that the mission of the forum would be to ensure environmental security and long term sustenance of biodiversity in the whole NE with special reference to Assam. A nine member central core committee of the forum was formed at the meeting with the followings-Mubina Akhtar (Kaziranga Wildlife Society),Moloy Baruah (Early Birds), Bibhab Talukdar (Aranyak). Nitul Nath(Aranya Xurakhya Xamiti),Raj Phukan (Green Guard),Pranabjyoti Das(Manas Maozigendri Eco-Tourism Society),Jayanta Kumar Das(Green Society,Udalguri), and representatives of Nature's Bekon and Wildlife Conservation Society, Dibru Saikhoa NP.

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