GUWAHATI, April 17 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today congratulated the Forest Department, officials and the security guards of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) for bagging the Excellency Award for best conservation of non-tiger species.
The award, instituted by the National Tiger Conservation Authority was presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Conservator of Forests attached to Director, Kaziranga National Park, Rajendra Garwad, at the three-day third Regional Ministerial Conference at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on April 12 last.
The conference was attended by ministers and officials of 14 range countries.
Appreciating the painstaking efforts of the Forest Department, the Park authorities, including the security guards, Chief Minister Gogoi said that it would provide the much-needed impetus to them in conservation efforts and in effectively tackling the poachers.
�I congratulate the authorities of the Kaziranga National Park, the forest guards and the Forest Department as a whole for bagging the prestigious award. It will bolster their conservation efforts and in tackling the poachers effectively in the days ahead,� he added.