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68th Wildlife Week observed in Sonitpur district

Sentinel Digital Desk


JAMUGURIHAT: To commemorate the 68th Wildlife Week, a bike rally was taken out by the Biswanath Wildlife Division and East Sonitpur Forest Division in collaboration with the Upatyaka and Wild Heart Foundation, local environment-friendly on Thursday.

The bike rally that started from the divisional office of Biswanath Wildlife proceeded through Kumolia, Koroiani, Sootea and ended at Biswanath, covering approximately 40 km of distance. Street meetings were organized at various places, including Kumolia, Katarati, Koroiani, Ghiladharimukh to make people aware about wildlife protection and to impart training on how to provide safeguard to the wild animals which enter the adjoining areas of KNP (Kaziranga National Park) in search for food and shelter.

The bike rally was attended by Kanak Boishya, DFO Biswanath Wildlife Division, Arun Business, DFO, East Sonitpur Forest Division, Soidur Rahman, managing director of Upatyaka, Ranjit Kakaty, president of Biswanath district committee of Wild Heart Foundation, besides officials from the forest department and local environment-friendly people.

Wildlife Week is observed around the world between October 2 to October 8 every year. The theme of this year's Wildlife Week is 'Recovering Key Species for Ecosystem Restoration'.

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