|Measures, methods for hargila conservation discussed|
GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - A webinar on conservation of the highly endangered greater adjutant stork was held at the Regional Science Centre (RSC) here on Sunday evening. Conservation biologist and Green Oscar awardee Dr Purnima Devi Barman who was the chief speaker, spoke about various measures and techniques taken up for conservation of the endangered greater adjutant stork. She also urged all sections of people to come out with an initiative to protect different endangered wildlife species in the State.
Dr Barman also raised a point on setting up a greater adjutant stork (hargila corner) corner in order to develop the sense of protecting this endangered species of bird. She submitted a proposal in this regard to the RSC. Another speaker Bipul Chakrabarty, Director, Tata Steel Zoological Park Jharkhand, expressed serious concern that a similar species of greater adjutant stork is also under threat in Bihar’s Bhagalpur.
Chakrabarty sought similar projects to protect the endangered species in Bihar, to which Dr Barman said they are ready to extend all possible help in this regard if invited to do so.
Basudev Mandal; Ramendra Medhi; student Luit Talukdar; teacher Shudhir Ranjan Dhar; Prema Dhar Das; social worker Dhrubajyoti Kalita and Sailendra Pandey, public relation officer to Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya also participated in the webinar.
The webinar was compered by Ramendra Medhi, Educational Officer at RSC.