The new fish species has been named after a retired professor of Manipur University, Vishwanath Waikhom to honour the contributions made by him in the field of fish taxonomy.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated an urban forest at the office of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi on Thursday.
The rapid destruction of forests and wetlands for human settlement and urbanization has become a threat to MAPs.
There are absolutely no known smugglers from China or Myanmar who could possibly set foot in Tamenglong for the alleged “wildlife trade".
A mass cleanliness drive and planting of tree saplings was carried out by the locals in the hills of Kakching in Manipur to preserve the sacred place - Laipham Loknung – believed to be the “hiding place of gods”.