FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, April 6: Setting examples for many to emulate, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Health & Social Service Secretary Tarh Tang along with Tarh Thomas and Tarh Darming of Pappu village on Tuesday handed over a Civet Cat (Viverridae spp) to the Biological Park curator here for further rehabilitation after rescuing it from Pappu Hill area. In another case, a barbet was also rescued by one Bamang Karlam Pambom of Mob-II. The department of environment and forests thanking all the rescuers has appealed everyone to stop hunting and buying wildlife and their parts.
“The person who abets, use, possesses, and buys wildlife and their parts have equal punishment as that of actual hunter. The punishment provisions in Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 has also been increased significantly, now the imprisonment may be extended up to seven years and fine which may extend up to fifty lakh rupees in case of wildlife crime,” a statement from Biological Park curator Raya Flago said.