NEW DELHI, June 19 - Journalist and activist from Nagaland, Bano Haralu has been selected for the 2nd Bijoy Krishna Handique Memorial Award for Leadership in Wildlife Conservation in the North Eastern Region, instituted by the Development Foundation of Assam in the memory of the veteran parliamentarian last year.
The award goes to Haralu for her role in the conservation of Amur falcons (migratory predatory birds) through community mobilization, collaboration with local youth, administration and research institutions in various parts of the northeastern region, particularly in Nagaland.
The award selection panel also highlighted her role in introducing educational programmes in schools that taught local children about the life cycle of Amur falcons and why they should be protected.
The award carries a trophy, a citation and Rs 1 lakh. It will be conferred at a ceremony at Science Planetarium, Jorhat on July 30, commemorating the third death anniversary of former Union minister BK Handique.