Government will consider to set up forest beat office to protect ‘Amur Falcon’: Biswajit
Imphal: For the protection of migratory bird ‘Amur Falcon’ the government will consider to set up forest beat office at Lungthulien village, Pherzawal district and Tamenglong district, said forest minister, Th. Biswajit, responding to the starred questioned raised by MLA Ngursanglur Sanate during the ongoing session of 3rd session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
Seeking information from the forest minister, MLA, Ngursanglur asked through the Assembly floor that whether the government is aware of the presence of Amur Falcon birds at Pherzawal district and of the government is aware then what steps are taking to preserve the migratory bird.
The minister informed the House that the government is aware of the presence of Amur Falcon in Pherzawl district. Regarding the necessary measures taken by the district forest officer, Pherzwal district with the support of Lungthulien village authority, awareness programmes for education opf local communities for conservation of migratory birds including Amur Falcon has been taken up.
The government has erected awareness signboards at strategic locations, regular patrolling are conducted to prevent hunting and poaching of Amur Falcons during the migratory season in October and November, he added.
There is enforcement of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. Under the act there is provision of 3 years of imprisonment. District magistrate, Pherzwal had already issued an order to band use of air guns in Pherzwal district till the last flock of Amur Falcons leave the place, the minister said.