Thoubal: A surprise drive against the illegal trapping of migratory birds in Pumlen Pat and Khoidum Pat were conducted on Wednesday.
Range Forest Officer N. Munal Meitei; Forest Beat Officer, Waikhong N. Brojen Singh and his staffs and Honorary Wildlife Warden, Thoubal M. Open Singh were also present during the drive.
Five numbers of 300 feet long bird traps were recovered and removed during the drive, but luckily, no birds were found trap in the traps.
On seeing the team conducting surprise drive, the trap offenders managed to escape taking advantages of the thick fog of the morning.
Speaking on the sideline of the drive, Range Forest Officer N. Munal Meitei said that after a frequent drive on 2019, bird trapping were much reduced in these wetlands but unluckily on Wednesday drive come to know that frequent visit to these wetland areas and conducting the awareness program with the villagers in and around these wetlands may be required at the earliest.
He said, his range will continue to carry out such drive in all wetlands from Thursday.
N. Munal Meitei also said that one of the fish farmer named O. Ingobi Singh did a tremendous job for protecting and guarding about 30-40 Shurit birds in his fish farm.
It was really a wonderful work for saving the migratory birds in his own field, he added.
N. Munal Meitei appealed to all the other fish farmers to love and care for the migratory birds just like O. Ibocha Singh in their fish farms also.
The migratory birds have best senses and they want to live at the places where they are loved and care, Munal said.
N. Munal Meitei further said that migratory birds are precious gift of God to mankind and should not be kill.
The present day dreaded coronavirus in China is also claimed to be related with the killing and eating of the wild birds and animals, he added.
N. Munal Meitei also appealed the public not to kill wildlife and birds for the sake of future generation and a beautiful Manipur.