|Headlines Vol. 1 Issue No. 63||December 12, 2011|
Rising from ruins
One of the biggest tiger reserves in the country
Manas is all set to regain its lost glory. Conservation initiatives in
The park authority recently organized a function ‘Logistic support for Manas Tiger Reserve’ in association with WWF, AREAS, BBETF, Department of Environment and Forest Government of Assam and Bodoland Territorial Council. It was organised specially for the purpose of handing some vital logistic items to the park authority by WWF.
In the function, the field director revealed that hundred years management system in the park came to a grinding halt for several years. He mentioned huge efforts by the authority to bring it back in order. According to him Manas is different from many other parks of its kind both in terms of geographical location and management.
Swargiary further claimed that nine tigers have been traced in Manas so far in the survey conducted by Wildlife Institute of India and a fresh survey has begun this year with the help and co-operation from a few organisations. He also informed that a number of organisations and NGOs have been working for the development and preservation of the park in such a coherent manner that it is itself a matter of envy for the management of other parks in the country.
As the park shares its boundary with neighbouring
GC Basumatary, council head of department BTC said that recognition by the world community to the Manas National Park Tiger Project has been possible only due to the help and co operation of the all stake holders. He expressed the hope that if protection is prioritised Manas will not only revive to its previous glory but also surpass it in the days to come.
Dipankar Ghose programme co-ordinator WWF stressed the need raising the profile of Manas to the national and international arena.
Comparing Manas with that of Finix, he acknowledged the development of the park from the state of ruin. He assured that his organisation will prepare a baseline for the park which will help in increasing wildlife population.
Deputy chief of the Bodoland Territorial Council
Khampha Borgoyary in his address gave a detailed outline of the proposed
schemes undertaken by the BTC and assured all kinds of help and
co-operation for its development. He also informed that an enquiry
committee has been formed to enquire into the incident of discovery of the
skeleton of a
Eight motorcycles, twenty binoculars, five hundred mosquito nets, one thousand shoes, five hundred jackets, five hundred caps, five hundred sweaters, sixty numbers of led torch and ten charge lights were given to the park authority by the WWF. The materials were formally given to the authority by Dipankar Ghose and it was received by the Deputy chief of the BTC Khampha Borgoyary. The materials will be very much helpful for the park staff in the effort of protection.
Anupam Sarma and Deba Kumar Dutta from WWF, Suvasish Das, DFO, PK Brahma Range officer Bansbari range and other officials of the park besides representatives of different NGOs and organisations attended the function.
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