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Interaction at Burapahar

On the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5,Kaziranga Wildlife Society, Wildlife Welfare Trust and Northeast Area Development Forum for Regional Development jointly organized a day long interactive and poster campaign session at Burapahar in association with Assam police and Forest Department.The celebration had started at Amguri Bagan near Jakhalabandha at 11 am.Mubina Akhtar,secretary Kaziranga Wildlife Society and CR Bhobora,former conservator of Forest had attractive interaction session with children and villagers.Colour posters of rhino and wild elephants with important messages were distributed among villagers and forest personnels.Eight villagers were felicitated with gamocha and a tree sapling each for their contribution in the field of nconservation and anti poaching activities. Environmental journalist Jayanta Das and office bearers of Kaziranga WLS felicitated all the eight personnels.The programme was attended by Padum Borthakur, President,Prasanta Gogoi, Working President,Kaziranga WLS;Puspadhar Buragohain, Range Officer,Burapahar Range Office;Deben Bora,Officer-in-Charge, Jakhalabandha Police Station etc.

 Anotherinteractive session was held at Burapahar Forest Range Office with forest personnel working in interior camps at 2 am.Mubina Akhtar,Secretary,Kaziranga WLS and Hony.Member of Assam Wildlife Board welcomed all the forest personnel working against odd condition as Burapahar had been the most vulnerable to poaching of all the range offices under Kaziranga NP because of its geographical nature.Kaziranga WLS formally felicitated Deben Bora,O/C, Jakhalabandha Police Station;Puspadhar Buragohain,Forest Range Officer,Burapahar Range and CR Bhobora,former Conservator of Forest,but still working against poaching of rhino and elephants in Kaziranga and Manas NP.Upen Tamuli (Forestor),wildlife activist Gautam Saikia,Bhumidhar Deuri (SI,Police);Deben Bora,Officer in Charge,Jakhalabandha shared their real life experiences with society members.All of them suggested a few steps for to boost anti poaching activities like-wall or fenching by NH 37 so that animals cannot flee to Karbi Hills where they get killed;supply of sophisticated weapons,better solar lights and cells in interior camps,good conditioned fast boats, employment of more forest staff,good clothing,rain coats,leave with salary once in a year etc. The programme was also attended by Babul Gogoi (Managing Editor,Assam Times);Raj Baruah,Chandan Gogoi,Utpal Panchanan,Apurba Kumar Das,Ranjit Dahotiya all executive members of Kaziranga Wildlife Society.

 

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