Champhai: EF&CC Minister Pu TJ Lalnantluanga laid the foundation stone of Aizawl Zoo’s Satellite Wildlife Rescue Center at Champhai in Dam Tlang, Tlangsama today. Rs 10.91 billion will be allocated to the Central Zoo Authority under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
EF&CC Minister Pu TJ Lalnantluanga, who presided over the ceremony, explained the purpose of the Satellite Wildlife Rescue Centre. The Forest Minister and his colleagues have taken serious note of Mizoram’s difficulties in managing wildlife rescue animals. Central Zoo Authority funds of Rs 10.91 billion have been allocated for the project in two tranches. The Satellite Wildlife Rescue Center will help youth learn about the importance of environment and wildlife conservation. He said that this project will be an important tool for the development of the country. He said that the Central Government has approved the recruitment of 50 Wildlife Protection Squad members to protect the wildlife due to shortage of field staff. He said, Nature Learning Centre, Botanical Garden, Mini Zoological Garden and Nagar Van are being established in Champhai.
Champhai District Bawarhasap PU James Lalrinchana said that Champhai district has recently informed the District Horticulture Office, Champhai and Turmeric Processing Unit, Talangsam, GNM Nursing School, Hanahlan Police Beat Post, Critical Care Block under construction, Saptahi Processing Plant Conservator of Forest, Eastern Circle Office. have developed. He said the inauguration and many other developments are the result of efforts and dedication of government officials and department staff. The support and input of District Mipuit is requested for effective utilization of new development projects.
The program was attended by Forest Department officials, Champhai District Office Head, Champhai MJA leaders, community leaders, YMA, MUP, MHIP, MZP, Champhai Nature Conservation representatives and students. PU NC Saravanan, IFS, Chief Wildlife Warden presented the technical report.
The Satellite Wildlife Rescue Center is situated on 20 hectares of land. The center will provide proper treatment to illegally trafficked animals and rescued animals. Quarantine centre, water storage tank, animal reception room, veterinary dispensary, post mortem room, warehouse + kitchen, center office and staff quarters are to be provided. Primates, birds, reptiles, herbivores, rodents, carnivores and amphibians will be kept separately.