Pakke Tiger Reserve Wins India Biodiversity Award 2016
Pakke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh has received the India Biodiversity Award 2016. The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded the prize under the category, “Conservation of Threatened Species”. The award was given away at a ceremony in Mumbai on May 22.
A joint initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, National Biodiversity Authority and United Nations Development Programme, India Biodiversity Awards recognise the contribution of a range of stakeholders towards the conservation of biodiversity.
The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme has been a major step towards conservation of four hornbill species that are found in the adjoining areas of Pakke Tiger Reserve. The Programme is a collaboration of Ghora-Aabhe Society, Nature Conservation Foundation and the Forest Department. Under this programme, urban citizens contribute money to protect hornbill nests around Pakke Tiger Reserve.