Dibrugarh, May 21: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” quoted Dr. Ranjan Kumar Das, an International Union for Conservation of Nature ( INCN) member, a renowned ornithologist as well as an Associate Professor in Geography, Tinsukia College, Assam, in an academic lecture on ‘Biogeographical Study on Forest’, held in the Geography Department, MDKG College, here recently.
The seminar was all about birds and bird watching. Das said that birds were a crucial part of environment which played a major role in the ecosystem. He added that they also contributed to the growth of forest. Speaking at length on the study of birds, he informed that the types of migration as observed were altitudinal, seasonal. He continued that there were various birds which were found exclusively in India and especially in the North-eastern India. Stressing the need to protect the rare species of birds, Das added that many physical and social factors were important in order to take crucial remedial measures.