Farm huts used for hiding bird traps razed

RFO Kakching, Naorem Munal Meitei said that it is rather unfortunate that while the whole world is reeling under the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain people are taking advantages of preventive measure such as lockdowns to hunt or trap wild animals and birds.


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Four makeshift farm huts which were used by bird poachers to hide bird traps and nets were razed to the ground at Pallel Loukon on Unapal road by staff of Forest department on Friday

Upon receiving reliable information that poachers were using nets to trap wild birds, a joint team of staff from Kakching Range and Pallel Beat offices rushed to the area and conducted a search operation.  Although the culprits managed to flee away from the area, the team was able to recover trapping equipment including sling-shooters and nets that were found hidden in four farm huts.

Speaking about the drive today, RFO Kakching, Naorem Munal Meitei said that it is rather unfortunate that while the whole world is reeling under the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain people are taking advantages of preventive measure such as lockdowns to hunt or trap wild animals and birds.  

He further urged the public to join hands in tackling these illicit activities. “Birds are natural and priceless pest controllers, so let us all join hands in protecting our natural wealth and make Manipur a haven full of wild animals and birds,” Naorem Munal added.

 

First Published:May 9, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

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