Seeking to provide awareness on managing ecotourism to villagers settled in an around Zeilad Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamenglong, an exposure visit to Kaziranga National Park in Assam was flagged off on Monday at forest headquarter, Sanjenthong, Imphal.
Briefing the media on the purpose of the visit, additional principal chief conservator of forest, Manipur, Anurag Bajpai informed that villagers residing in and around Zeilad Wildlife Sancturay are being taken for the trip so that they may get the required exposure.
Keeping in mind the ecotourism potential of Zeilad Wildlife Sanctuary, the villagers will be made to observe the Kaziranga National Park which has been internationally known as a national park.
Anurag said, “We want the villagers to get the right exposure so that they can also manage the same environment of Kaziranga National Park at Zeilad Wilflife Sanctuary”.
The villagers will be benefitted from the visit after they interact with eco development committee of Kaziranga National Park and learn how ecotourism can be managed, he added.
The exposure visit is the first of its kind organised during the past few years, he said. The exposure visit has been organised by Nature Learning Centre, Forest department, Manipur under the national Mission on Himalayan Studies, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, he added.