Five-day training programme for nature guides in Talle Wildlife Sanctuary
ZIRO: A five-day training programme for nature guides which was organized by the Hapoli Forest Division, Department of Environment and Forests, in collaboration with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and supported by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Titli Trust, Dehradun, concluded on Wednesday at Pange forest camp, Talle Wildlife Sanctuary.
DFO Koj Rinya, informed that the overall objective of the training program was to create a sustainable tourism framework in the biodiversity rich Talle Wildlife Sanctuary for nature enthusiasts and research community.
“Socio-economic empowerment of the local communities and conservation of natural resources will be some of the long-term outcomes of the programme,” she further informed. The initiative involved capacity building of departmental field staffs and local youths of Lower Subansiri district interested in the tourism sector.
The five-day event included theoretical sessions followed by two days of field visits. Various modules were conducted by eminent experts like Dr Tage Kanno, DMO (Naturalist), Dr BB Bhatt (Herpetologist), Prof Ranjan Kumar Das (Ornithologist), Tage Haniya, RFO, Hapoli, Dr Roto Robo (Medicine Specialist), Rohit George (Lepidopterist), Khyanjit Gogoi (Orchidologist), Koj Rinya, IFS, DFO.
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