Consultative workshop on species protection held
IMPHAL, 3rd Oct: A one-day consultative workshop on the theme ‘Protect our species: Role of Civil Society Organisations’ was held at DSSS ground, Mantripukhri on Thursday.
The workshop was jointly organised by Earth Day Network (EDN) India, North East Diocesan Social Service Society (NEDSSS), Guwahati and Diocesan Social Service Society (DSSS), Imphal.
The workshop was attended by Lok Sabha MP Dr RK Ranjan, Archbishop Rev Dominic Lumon, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests K Angami and MOMA Project Director K Devdutta Sharma as chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.
In his address, Dr RK Ranjan expressed disappointment over the people of North East who in spite of having huge natural resources in the region are not able to make use of them properly.
Comparing North East Region with Africa, Dr Ranjan said that just like Africa was once known as Dark Continent as the people are not aware of the process of extraction of gold and how to make value addition, the people of North East are yet to explore the ‘Green Gold Mine’ i.e. the green resources available in the region for sustainable development.
He stressed the need to explore, research and conserve the unexplored flora and fauna species available in the region and claim for GI (Geographical Index) tag.