9th Oct 2019 10:10:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

LEDUM, Oct 9: The 3rd edition of the three-day Pasighat Butterfly and Bio-Diversity Meet began on Tuesday last here at Mural village with the theme ‘Conserve Mother Nature’ and also with the aim of promoting the village as an eco-tourism destination.
Local MLA, Ninong Ering during his address as Chief Guest lauded the Ledum village community for showing ways  to protect the rich fauna and flora and putting the place on eco-tourism map of the world through conservation efforts. “Participation of local communities who are the most important stakeholders is vital towards conservation of our ecosystem for sustainable development and for future generation,” Ering added. Welcoming the tourists, nature lovers, environmentalists, research scholars, ecologists and DFOs, he hoped that the meet will help educate people and create awareness on the importance of butterfly and bio-diversity conservation at community level. He also expressed concern about many wildlife species that have dwindled and are on the verge of extinction and reiterated the need of working together for their conservation. Office of ‘Destination Ledum’ was also inaugurated by the MLA.
Earlier, DC, East Siang, Dr. Kinny Singh who was the Guest of Honour, stressed on the need for coming together to conserve and protect the state’s rich wildlife and bio-diversity. East Siang DA has also taken steps and issued directives through the GBs to protect wildlife and take strict action against the violators. A dance presentation on the theme of butterfly conservation choreographed by noted folk artist Denong Padung was presented. Dr. Joram Khopey briefed about the history of Butterfly & Bio-Diversity Meet and its objectives. DFO, Mouling Wildlife Sanctuary, Boken Pao and DFO Tashi Mize also spoke on the need to conserve wildlife and bio-diversity. Regional Head, Ashoka Trust for Research on Ecology and Environment, Sikkim Dr. Sarala Khaling and President, Bomos Nature Conservation Society and also known as the Butterfly Man of Sikkim, Nawang Bhutia were among others felicitated on the occasion.
Biodiversity discovery, bird & moth watching, conservation activities, nature trail hike, nature photography etc will be in the activity list of the meet. DIPRO

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