Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has asked the State Government to curb commercial killings of wild animals.
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has asked the State Government to curb commercial killings of wild animals with the enforcement of effective measures.
She was speaking at the closing function of the 63rd wildlife week celebration organised by the State forest and environment department at the auditorium of Manipur State film development society, palace compound in Imphal East district today.
Informing that there are two kinds of hunting namely, subsistence hunting and commercial hunting, the Governor opined that commercial hunting should be completely banned to protect wildlife and maintain ecological balance.
The Governor expressed concern about the decline of fish and migratory bird species in the wetlands of the State due to reduction of their feeding grounds and human activities.
1) Attended the State Level Grand Finale of the 63rd Wildlife Week Celebrations, 2018. I am happy to note that State Forest Department has taken up very proactive steps for successful conservation & protection programme for amur falcon & started a project in Tamenglong district. pic.twitter.com/VIEyAYuVP3
— Najma Heptulla (@nheptulla) October 8, 2018
She highlighted Manipur’s biodiversity including 1,200 medicinal plants, 34 species of edible fungi, about 500 orchids, 55 species of bamboo, 695 birds, 160 fish species, 21 migratory aquatic birds and multitude of butterflies and insects.
The function was also attended by Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Forest and Environment Minister Th Shyamkumar, consumers affairs food and public distribution minister K Shyam Singh, Fisheries and Tribal development minister N Kayisii, additional chief secretary (forest and environment) Suhel Akhtar and Head of forest department K Angami.