by Manipur forest minister Awangbow Newmai speaking during the launch of a documentary on the state's wildlife areas
by Manipur forest minister Awangbow Newmai speaking during the launch of a documentary on the state's wildlife areas. Image: Northeast Now

A 20-minute documentary titled Protected Areas of Manipur-the Wilderness Unexplored produced by the state forest department was released during the world environment day on Friday.

The documentary was released by Manipur forest minister Awangbow Newmai in presence of Additional Chief Secretary (Forest) MH Khan, PCCF Kereilhouvi Angami, and host of other dignitaries.

The documentary film focusing on all the National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Manipur which were notified under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 for conservation and protection of the endemic and endangered wild flora and fauna of the State.

The introduces the viewers about the presence of the pristine forest, serene nature and unexplored wilderness in the state and create mass awareness.

The film also reflects on Eco-tourism potential in these wild areas of the State.

Another feature film “Tangjapham Upal” was also released during the function at the Forest Headquarter, Sanjenthong.

Speaking on the occasion, the Forest minister Awangbow expressed his serious concerns on the protection and conservation of forests, environment and nature and highlighted ecological imbalances being created by human beings.

He observed that natural calamities witnessed in the recent years are due to ecological imbalance caused due to destruction of nature over the years, without understanding the close link and various contributions made by the nature in human life.

He also said the day is a reminder for each and every citizen of the State and the world to commit themselves to protect human life and nature.

By protecting nature, we will protect human life and the human race, he opined.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com