Tamenglong: The 7th Amur Falcon Festival, 2022 held in Tamenglong on Monday was marked by various dance troupe and melodious voices from the locals of the district.
The 7th Amur Falcon Festival aimed at conversation and promotion of the migratory bird was organised by Tamenglong Forest Division in collaboration with Rainforest Club Tamenglong, Wildlife Trust of India, Corbett Foundation and Tamenglong Times at the Multipurpose Hall, Tamenglong headquarters.
Th Biswajit Singh, minister for Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Awangbou Newmai, minister for Water Resources and Relief & Disaster Management, and Dr. A.K. Joshi, principal chief conservator of Forest and head of Forest Force, GoI graced the function as chief guest, guest of honour and president of the programme respectively.
Speaking at the event, Th Biswajit Singh said that the local communities should be well aware about the migratory bird, as he appealed to the Forest Department to take up the necessary initiatives as soon as possible, giving out books or pamphlets written about Amur Falcon.
The minister appreciated work initiative done by Dailong village in preserving the forest areas of the district.
Th Biswajit Singh further appealed to the local communities to keep on doing the good works in preserving the forest, especially urging the local villagers of Chiuluan to protect the roosting site of the migratory bird.
Minister Awangbou Newmai while acknowledging how the locals in general have become more aware of the importance of preserving and protecting wildlife said, “We as custodians, let us continue to protect and preserve this migratory bird. Amur Falcon can be called as the ambassador of peace.” The minister referred Amur Falcon as ‘ambassador of peace’ in his speech as the migratory bird do not destroy crops.
The function president acknowledged and thank all the village, volunteers and organisations for taking the initiatives in the protection and conservation of the migratory bird, Amur Falcon and also other wildlife in the district.