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7th Edition of Amur Falcon Festival Celebrated in Manipur

The Manipur Forest Authority to celebrate the 7th edition of the Amur Falcon Festival in Tamenglong district, Imphal. The objective of the Amur Falcon Festival is to spread awareness about the protection and conservation of the Amur Falcon.

Amur Falcon is the world’s longest-flying migratory bird. It is a day-long festival that is generally celebrated in the first or second week of November to strengthen human-nature relationships and acknowledge the importance of the small raptor in the lives of people. The first edition of the Amur Falcon Festival was celebrated in 2015.

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7th Edition of Amur Falcon Festival Celebrated in Manipur- Key Points

  • The Amur Falcon Festival will be attended by Forest, environment, and climate change minister, Thongam Biswajit Singh, water resources minister, Awangbow Newmai, and Principal Chief conservator of forest & head of forest force, Dr. AK Joshi.
  • Through this Amur Falcon Festival people from various backgrounds come together and share their thoughts and ideas.
  • The Amur Falcon Festival is also a medium to encourage all the stakeholders in protecting the species but also make the present generation feel compassionate about the Amur Falcon and the wildlife.
  • The Amur Falcon arrived in Tamenglong in the second week of October.
  • The state forest department has taken up regular checking and awareness programs besides organizing joint patrolling.

About Amur Falcon

Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis) is the world’s longest-traveling small raptor of the Falcon family. Amur Falcon migrates to their wintering grounds in South Africa and they usually arrive in large numbers during October in Nagaland and Manipur. They leave the region in November after having enough food for their non-stop flight to Africa where they spend their winters.

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