Thoubal: The members of “Joint Co- Ordination Committee on Wildlife and Biodiversity (JCCWB)”, Manipur have carried out a drive against bird trapping at different parts of Yairipok Pechi Lake and Ikop Lake of Thoubal District on Sunday.
During the drive, the team seized 8 nets and 6 dead birds were also found, said a release here.
The release signed by its Co-convenor Sapana Laishram stated that keeping in view to save Wildlife and Biodiversity, JCCWB, the umbrella body of different wildlife based organisations of the state, had conducted the drive.
During the drive, the team was able to seize 8 nets which were used for bird trapping and found 6 dead birds, the release states.
The release further informed that on learning that some miscreants were fishing at Khangabok Sanilou by using electric current, the team also rushed there on the same day with the help of Police, posted at Wangbal Out Post led by Head Constable W. Priyokumar and his team. The team was also able to seize the tools which were used in the fishing. Those miscreants had escaped the spot taking the advantages of the wet of the area, the release states.
JCCWB, in the release, also applauded those helpers who were timely informed to the committee and added that JCCWB has strong belief in saying that they did so because of having faith in the committee and also for loving wildlife animals.
JCCWB is planning to organised awareness programmes on saving wildlife animals in different parts of the state. However, due to COVID-19 crisis, it has been put off, the release added and warned that if trapping and killing of birds and wildlife animals found anywhere, they will be handed over to authority concerned and JCCWB will urge the authority concerned to punish under “Wild life Protection Act 1972”, the release states.