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Anti-poaching drive conducted; birds rescued

Source: Chronicle News Service

 

Kakching, November 03 2021: With the coming of winter, staff of Forest Department under Kakching Range on Wednesday started anti-bird poaching drive at water bodies of the district for the protection of migratory as well as wild birds.

On the first day of the drive, a team jointly led by Kakching range forest officer Naorem Munal Meitei and Beat Office Pallel BO Md Sallauddin along with Kakching Range and BO Pallel staff seized eight bird nets and rescued five Tingri (Whistling Teal) birds that were found trapped in the nets at Loushi Pat near Sora village.

The rescued birds were later released safely at Buffalo Farm, Kharungpat.

Speaking to the media in connection with the drive, Munal Meitei informed that migratory birds have started visiting the state with the onset of winter.

In view of this, the department has started anti-bird poaching drive in major water bodies of the district to protect them.

He warned that though they may not catch the bird trappers red-handed during the drive, the farmland owners on whose lands the traps were found laid will not be spared and legal action will be taken against them.

As such, he requested the farmland owners not to allow knowingly or unknowingly setting up of bird traps in their field.