FROM A CORRESPONDENT
DIBRUGARH, August 12: A semir on the topic of Bio- Diversity of Mishmi Hills of Aruchal Pradesh was organized by the Society for Environment Conservation (SFEC), here, at Srimanta Sankardev Bhawan of DHSK College today. The semir, organized by SOFEC as part of their 4th Foundation Day event, was attended by Principal Dr Sasikanta Saikia. A Book titled Wetlands and Biodiversity, written by Professor of Zoology Department, DHSK College, Sulta Hazarika, was also presented to Dr. Das as part of the felicitation ceremony.
Talking about the themed topic of the semir , Dr Ranjan Kumar Das, presented an in depth knowledge about the unexplored rich biodiversity of Mishmi Hills in Aruchal Pradesh , which is termed as the Asian Migratory Bird Flyways that connects both the Central Asian Indian Flyway and East Asian Australian Flyway , the destition for migratory bird breeding .
Dr Das through a power point slide showed the vast terrain of Mishmi Hills which is the home to different species of rare birds and reptiles.
He further talked about the geographical location, Range Extensions, Endemism and the Birds which are new to India.
He further said that five new birds were recently discovered, and that Aruchal Pradesh can be termed as the Biodiversity Hotspot because of its rich tural habitat.
Das also interacted with the students and called upon them to take up photography as their hobby to help them became a part of the rich tural habitat and explore an undiscovered world of birds and animal species.
He even shared with them some incidents of his persol birding trips in the Mishmi Hills.