Nagaland forest department gives presentation at Sikkim

Our Bureau:

Dimapur, November 19 (NE): In a recently held one and half day’s Workshop: Challenges for Biodiversity Conservation and Human-Wildlife Conflict at Sikkim, Nagaland Government got an opportunity to share in respect to the state doing the project on the Human-Wildlife Conflicts including the conservation work being carried out.

Nagaland on the other hand, got the chance to share about various biodiversity and conservation works being carried out here in the state.

It also gave a new momentum to network with other concerned states implementing similar works as project.

The workshop, which is supported by the Japanese Government under JICA is carried out with the following objectives: Learning the ways of conserving biodiversity, including wildlife, which is essential for India. It also aimed to solve the conflict that occurs between people and wildlife when animals leave protected areas and raid crops, creating problems with local communities.

In an information, the Japan International Cooperation Agency said that it has been working to tackle the issue through forestry and biodiversity related projects with concerned state forest Departments since 1991.

In the program, Chief Representative, JICA India, Shri Katsuo Matsumoto; Speaker & MLA, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, Government of Sikkim, Shri LB Das; Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim, Shri SC Gupta; officials from Government of Nagaland, Meghalaya, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand and others attended the function.