Arunachal tiger reserve bags biodiversity award

Arunachal Pradesh’s  Pakke Tiger Reserve of East Kameng district has received the ‘India Biodiversity Award 2016’ in one of its four categories. The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded with the prize under the category, “conservation of threatened species”. This a joint initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, National Biodiversity Authority and United Nations Development programme. 

The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme has been a major step towards conservation of four hornbill species that are found in the adjoining areas of Pakke Tiger Reserve. Under this programme, urban citizens contribute money to protect hornbill nests around Pakke Tiger Reserve. This programme is the collaboration of Ghora-Aabhe Society, Nature Conservation Foundation and the Forest Department. 

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the tiger reserve which has received the India Biodiversity Award for the year 2016 ?
2. Which programme of Pakke Tiger Reserve has received the prize under the category of ‘conservation of threatened species’ ?

Courtesy : PTI News


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