By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 30: Noted environmentalist and a secretary to the Government of Assam, Dr Anwar Uddin Choudhury gave a detailed presentation on Deepor Beel and Amsing Wildlife Sanctuary located within the limit of Guwahati city. He also outlined the measures to be taken to preserve these sanctuaries that under serious threat due to encroachment and industrialization.
Dr. Choudhury presented this at a workshop on urban biodiversity of Guwahati that was held at Assam State Zoo semir hall recently under the aegis of Kamrup Metropolitan District Administration and the Department of Environment and Forest, Assam.
Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner M Angamuthu appealed to all NGOs and scientists to document the rich biodiversity of the city and find out measures to protect them. He also appealed to all to protect the hillocks in and around the city. He assured all assistance from the district administration to take strategy for the protection of wildlife in the city.
Kamrup East Division DFO CK Borah talked of eight forest reserves and two wildlife sanctuaries of the city.
Police officials and officials of other departments also took part in the workshop. The meeting resolved to form three committees for documentation, protection and restoration of wild habitants within the city. The meeting also decided to start massive plantation in all the hillocks of the city with active participation of the police, the army and NGOs.