Webinar on ‘Conservation of Highly Endangered Greater Adjutant Stork’ held in Guwahati

Guwahati, Oct. 04 : Celebrating the WILDLIFE WEEK, a Webinar on Conservation of Highly Endangered Greater Adjutant Stork was conducted at Regional Science Centre in Guwahati on Sunday evening.

Famous Conservation Biologist and Green Oscar Awardee, Dr. Purnima Devi Barman was the Chief Speaker at the webinar session.

Along with her, Shri Bipul Chakrabarty, Director, Tata Zoo, Shri Basudev Mandal, PC, RSCG, Ramendra Medhi, EO, RSCG, Shri Luit Talukdar (Student), Shri Shudhir Ranjan Dhar, Teacher, Shri Prema Dhar Das, EO, RSCG, Shri Dhrubajyoti Kalita, Social worker and Sailendra Pandey Pro to Parimal Suklabaidya Minister Of Environment And Forest, Gov’t of Assam participated in the webinar.

The Webinar was compered by Ramendra Medhi, Regional Science Centre, Educational Officer.

Chief speaker Dr. Purnima Devi Barman spoke about the various measures and conservation techniques of the Endangered Greater Adjutant Stork.

She also urged all the section of the people in the state to come out with an initiative to protect the different endangered species in the state.

Dr. Barman has also raised a point on setting up a Greater Adjutant Stork (Hargila Corner) corner in order to develop the sense of protecting this endangered species of bird.In webinar as per discussion by Sailendra Pandey and Basudev Mandal she submitted a proposal in this regard to the Regional Science Centre.

She also informed that one can contact her through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any kind of queries regarding the conservation techniques.

Second speaker Shri Bipul Chakrabarty, Director, Tata Zoo, Jharkhand expressed his serious concern over the matter and highlighted the fact that a similar kind of species of Greater Adjutant Stork is also under threat in Bihar’s Bhagalpur.

He also sought for similar kind of projects in order to protect the endangered species in Bihar. To which, Dr. Barman said that they are ready to extend all kind of help in this regard, if being invited to do so.

Speaker Sailendra Pandey, PRO to Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister of Environment And Forest, Gov’t of Assam also expressed his concern and suggested to forward a written request from Forest department, Govt of Bihar to Forest department, Govt of Assam in this regard.

Pandey also assured for all kind of support from Govt of Assam.

Lastly, Shri Basudev Mandal, PC, RSCG extended his vote of thanks to Chief Guest and speaker Dr. Purnima Devi Barman for her enormous cooperation for holding the webinar session in this WILDLIFE WEEK.