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Airgun owners told to report to forest office

Source: Chronicle News Service


Kakching, November 15 2021: Range Forest officer, Kakching Naorem Munal Meitei has asked all airgun owners in Kakching district to report to their respective forest offices.

He also said a reward of Rs 10,000 would be given for information regarding setting up of bird nets and traps as well as shooting of birds in the district.

Speaking on the sidelines of an anti- poaching drive taken up by Forest Department, Kakching Range under his supervision at Loshipat on Monday, N Munal expressed elation that no bird nets or traps were found during the drive taken up in major wetlands of the district from November 1 to protect winter migratory bird.

He, however, lamented that on Monday they recovered nets along with dead birds trapped in it.

N Munal also termed as unfortunate that this year very less number of migratory birds have arrived in the state and cautioned that the trend continues it will affect the ecology of the wetlands of the state.

While noting that one of the reasons has been encroachment by people on their habitats, he appealed to people living near wetlands as well as others to help in conservation of wetlands.

During the anti-poaching drive, staff of Forest Department Kakching Range and beat offices recovered eight bird nets from the area along with finding three dead birds trapped in them.

They also seized an airgun from Papal for verification.