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Aaranyak-British Asian Trust event highlights importance of Panidihing Bird Sanctuary

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GUWAHATI, Nov 25: With winter approaching, the Panidihing Bird Sanctuary in Sivasagar district of Assam becomes a haven for migratory birds. Recognizing the importance of protecting these feathered visitors and their habitats, biodiversity conservation organization Aaranyak, in collaboration with the British Asian Trust and support from Darwin Initiative (UK Aid), organized an awareness campaign in the Forest Beat Office of Charaguwa in Sivasagar.

The event, marking the celebration of National Birds Day, saw the participation of 47 students, local bird enthusiasts, forest officials, and environment conservation workers. A nature walk and bird-watching session were conducted, with Range Officer Himangshu Gogoi and Aaranyak officials Tibrajyoti Gogoi and Lekhon Gogoi providing hands-on learning experiences about the biodiversity of Panidihing Bird Sanctuary.

The program included a poster presentation and documentary screening by Tribeni Hazarika, a PhD research scholar and Assistant Professor of the Department of Zoology at the Arunachal University of Studies. The event also facilitated interaction between students and researchers, including those from Finland involved in the Bird India Count for bird census.

The Panidihing Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of approximately 33 square kilometers, is a vital habitat for over 120 bird species, including migratory and resident birds. The sanctuary’s diverse ecosystem, featuring marshes, ponds, and dense vegetation, plays a crucial role in the conservation of species like Sarus Crane and Pelicans.

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The event began with a pledge-taking ceremony and an address by Ghanashyam Borgohain, President of the Panidihing Suraksha Samiti. Efforts are ongoing to preserve this sanctuary, emphasizing the significance of safeguarding fragile ecosystems and their feathered inhabitants.”

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