Pakke Tiger Reserve bagged India Biodiversity Award 2016
On 22 May 2016 Pakke Tiger Reserve received the ‘India Biodiversity Award 2016’ in one of its four categories in Mumbai. The reserve is in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded the prize under Conservation of threatened species category.
About Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme:
It is a collaboration of Ghora-Aabhe Society, Nature Conservation Foundation and the State Forest Departments.
Under this programme, urban citizens contribute money to protect hornbill nests around Pakke Tiger Reserve.
About India Biodiversity Awards:
These awards are joint initiative of Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry, National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and United Nations Development programme (UNDP).
It recognises the contribution of the stakeholders towards the biodiversity conservation.