• Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

Orang FD flags community role in protecting wandering park animals

The Field Director (FD) of Orang National Park and Tiger Reserve (ONP&TR) Pradipta Baruah has highlighted the important role of the people in protecting animals that occasionally stray out of the protected areas like Orang Park.

The Field Director was interacting with a group of school children who were facilitated on a Jeep Safari inside the Orang Tiger Reserve under the ‘Friends of Rhino’ programme of Aaranyak in collaboration with the authority in the (ONP &TR) with support from Zoo Berlin.

The field Director apprised the group of 30 school students about the rich biodiversity and importance of the ONP &TR and their responsibility towards conservation of biodiversity and nature.

Accompanying the group of school children during the Park Safari, Aaranyak’s senior official Arif Hussain apprised them about the characteristic of habitats of various animals and bird species including the one-horned rhinos.

The students during their maiden visit inside the national park and tiger reserve were enchanted at the sights of rhinos, elephants, Asiatic buffaloes, a large number of deer, wild boar, monkeys, numerous birds, snakes, various orchids, wetlands and water bodies, rich grassland inside the park.

The students from Luit Jatiya Vidyalaya, Sengelimari and Bidyasagar Jatiya Vidyalaya, Roumari participated in the Friends of Rhino programme along with their teachers in-charge.

The programme aims to instil a sense of responsibility and motivation among young minds in the society towards conservation of the precious one-horned rhinos and its habitat.

Field officials of ONP & TR, local EDC officials/members, local environment enthusiasts also participated in the programme to encourage and motivate the students to acquire a penchant for nature conservation.

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