Updated 24 Mar 2022, 4:18 pm
Joint Coordination Committee on Wildlife and Biodiversity (JCCWB), Manipur on Thursday handed over rescued wild animals affected by the disturbance in their habitats to the Zoological garden, Iroisemba.
The animals which were handed over to the Zoological garden included two slow lorises, a mother and baby, from Tengnoupal district and a Goral from Thoubal district.
The slow lorises were handed over to JCCWB by villagers who rescued the animal from hill fire on the hill range of M Ringpam village, Tengnoupal district on March 20, while the goral was handed over by United Good Mission, Manipur after it was found beside a pond nearby hillside of Phundrei Makha leikai, Thoubal district on March 23.
Speaking on the occasion, JCCWB convenor Romesh Ningthoujam said that due to the change in the climate and the disruption in their natural habitats, many wild animals started seeking habitable shelter by venturing into human settlements.
Highlighting the importance of conserving the wildlife natural habitats in maintaining the natural ecological balance, he urged the public to work together for the conservation of the ecological balance.
First published:24 Mar 2022, 4:18 pm
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