Arunachal Pradesh now safe for wildlife conservation After the surrender of 80 air guns
In another major boost to the Airguns Surrender Campaign, an initiative by the state government of Arunachal Pradesh, 80 airguns were kept by the owners on Saturday. This campaign is to ensure wildlife conservation.
In a major development in the Airguns Surrender Campaign, an initiative by the state government of Arunachal Pradesh, 80 airguns were placed.
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More than 2,000 airguns have been kept in the state so far, which was also appreciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an episode of Mann Ki Baat in December 2021.
Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupendra Yadav and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwini Kumar Choubey participated in the event held on Saturday.
Arunachal government’s efforts successful after 80 airguns surrendered
During the 20th meeting of the National Tiger Conservation Authority in Arunachal Pradesh’s Pakke Tiger Reserve, 80 airguns were surrendered by the local residents of the area. These locals were using airguns to shoot small to medium sized prey in the jungle.
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Although community hunting was traditionally regarded as a means of livelihood by many local people, the continued efforts of the state government were successful in convincing them to give up airguns and ensure a safe and healthy environment for the state’s fauna .
Arunachal Pradesh is home to a wide range of flora as well as wildlife. From snow leopards to tigers and elephants, the state is also home to rare species of birds.
The hunting of animals, sometimes for meat and sometimes for the illegal trade in animal parts, threatened the rich ecology of the region.
However, with proper awareness and efforts of the state government as well as many civil societies, the state has once again become a safe home for animals.
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The Airguns Surrender Campaign, which started in 2021, has received an overwhelming response.
With over 2,000 airguns surrendered so far, the state government is trying to ensure that by the end of this year, all airguns are handed over to the authorities.
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