Forest department inaugurates mural on Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary's biodiversity


The Forest and Environment Department of the Government of Meghalaya, on October 25, unveiled a mural on the biodiversity of the Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary at the department office of Ri-Bhoi Sub-division.

The mural was painted to make people aware of the types of animals that are found in the sanctuary.

The department, on the same day, inaugurated a patrolling camp at Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary in the presence of the department officials, including BK Lyngwa, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Head of Forest Forces (HoFF), R.S. Gill, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Territorial and HC Chaudhary, Chief Wildlife Warden.

The students of Alpha English Higher Secondary School, Nongpoh and other officers of the department also attended the inaugural programme.

Speaking to the reporters, BK Lyngwa said that Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the well-managed wildlife sanctuaries in the northeast.

RS Gill also encouraged all the departments to create awareness through visual arts. 

The officer further urged the people, especially those living near the sanctuary, to take utmost care of the environment.

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