At least four Brown Wood Owls were rescued unhurt and released at Langol hill ranges by a team of Joint Coordination Committee on Wildlife and Biodiversity( JCCWB), Manipur Wildlife Conservation Committee on Tuesday morning.
According to Romesh Ningthoujam, convenor JCCWB Manipur, the Brown Wood Owls were found intruding into a residential house located at Koutruk under Sekmai Assembly Constituency early Tuesday.
The owner then informed Heikham Dingo, local MLA and Minister of Social Welfare and his younger brother Heikham Jhaljit about the presence of the owls.
Later, under the initiative of Minister Dingo, Jhaljit contacted Ksh Johnson, secretray WCC and co-convenor JCCWB for taking up necessary rescue operation.
As per the information, a combined team of JCCWB and WCC volunteers along with the staffs of Iroisemba Beat Office rushed to the area and rescued the birds unhurt.
The rescued wild birds were later released at Langol hill ranges.
Minister Dingo stated that wildlife animals and birds used to intrude into residential areas frequently due to depletion of forests and deterioration of environment by human activities.
"We all should help forest departments and Wildlife Conservation related civil body organisations to save wildlife animals and birds which are our best friends," the minister appealed.
Romesh said JCCWB Manipur has been tirelessly fighting for conserving wildlife animals and birds since its inception.