A total of 19 fringe villagers inhabiting an area around 23 sq kms, a contiguous forest patch with First addition to Manas National Park on the west and the Royal Manas National Park of Bhutan on the north in BTC area of Assam extended their consent and whole hearted support for creating the ‘Golden Langur Habitat Conservation’.
The project was conceived by ‘New Horizon’ a community based organization under the guidance of Chirang Forest Division, BTC and supported by Wildlife Trust of India and its International Partner, IFAW on Monday.
The first boundary pillar and the welcome signage of the ‘Habitat conservation of Golden Langur’ were also erected and the demarcation process of the area was started.
In the event organized at Salbari fringe village under Chirang district of BTC area in Assam, officials of Department of Environment and Forest, BTC; officials of village level committee; women organization representatives; members of local NGOs, representatives of WTI-IFAW were present.
The whole gathering took oath of conserving and protecting the area for golden langur, which is also the endemic species of BTC and the official mascot of the BTC government.