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Wildlife activist hands over pair of rare birds

Friday, Jan 29, 2016,16:55 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Itanagar | A wildlife activist has handed over a pair of rare birds to the authorities of Itanagar Biological Park. The species – Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) was handed over to Park Curator Raya Flago by Byagang Lamnio a resident of Chimpu, here.

The endangered bird,, listed in Schedule-III of Wildlife Protection Act 1972, was rescued from the clutches of villagers of Sawa area in East Kameng District by Lamnio during his visit to the area. He brought the winged beings all way from remote Sawa and safely handed over to Flago for rearing and displaying at the Park.

Appreciating the effort of Lamnio, Flago extended his thanks to him on behalf of the Environment and Forests department for his gesture and requested him to continue the noble work for protecting the states rich wildlife heritage and continue to educate the mass on importance of wildlife.