International Day for Biological Diversity-2018 was celebrated on 22nd May 2018, under the theme “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity”. The event was organized by Nagaland State Biodiversity Board (NSBB), Department of Environment, Forests and Climate Change at Community Hall, Forest Colony, Wokha. The Special Guest for the event was Shri. Nokchasashi, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Wokha.
Information brochures on Convention on Biological Diversity & Aichi Targets and Caps designed with IDB Logo, 2018 were distributed to everyone present.
A total of 104 individuals representing 17 BMCs out of 21 BMCs were present in the Celebration.
The program was Chaired by Shri. Khotuo Belho, Technical Executive cum Consultant, Nagaland State Biodiversity Board (NSBB).
Shri. Supongnukshi, IFS, Member Secretary, Nagaland State Biodiversity Board (NSBB), CCF (BR), delivered the keynote address. He said the United Nation has proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of Biodiversity issues. He further informed that under Wokha district there are about 21 BMCs and expressed happiness to the various BMC formed in various villages for proper management and urged them to keep up the good work.
The Special Guest said that there are about thousands species of living creatures and every species co-exist and loss of one species effect the biodiversity. Stating that every species is important for the wellbeing and he urged for conservation of biodiversity. He pointed out that human contribute to the loss and degradation of biodiversity, and therefore appealed to create awareness for conservation. He pointed on the importance of the government schemes to communities and insisted that village functionaries need to play an important role for success of any programme and urged the village councils and Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC) to be sincere and dedicated for the betterment of future generation.
The ADC, also officially launched a short film on Biodiversity Management titled “For the Future”, produced by the Nagaland State Biodiversity Board (NSBB) in collaboration with the production unit, Dreamz Unlimited.
Shri. Lansothung Lotha, Forest Ranger of Doyang Division, gave a presentation on the rich biodiversity of Nagaland.
The Reprensentative of Wokha village BMC in his short speech expressed gratitude to the Board for creating awareness and helping them constitute the BMC in their village.
The Pangti Village BMCs also shared short success stories of Amur Falcon Conservation in the area and hopes that with the constitution of BMC the conservation and activity will be more effective.