DIMAPUR, Sept 14 � Pangti village in Nagaland has been selected for the Royal Bank of Scotland Earth Heroes Awards 2014 in the �Save The Species� award category.
The jury while recommending the Pangti Village Council for the awards observed that the protection of Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis) during its migratory halt in Nagaland is one of the most outstanding conservation successes and is the outcome of the concerted efforts of its key stakeholders that includes political leadership, Government of Nagaland and Nagaland Forest department, the people of Nagaland in several villages, organisations, etc.
In a press release, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests M Lokeswar Rao has congratulated all the villagers of Pangti village community for receiving the recognition for the �tremendous and exemplary contribution of all the people of Pangti�. Rao said the award will boost efforts for conservation of flora and fauna by the communities in Nagaland.
The award will be presented at a ceremony at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi as part of the 69th Annual Conference of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums) on November 4.
RBS has institutionalised the RBS �Earth Heroes� awards from 2011 to recognise and honour individuals and institutions who work exceptionally hard to preserve and protect our critical eco-systems. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in association with World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) conference will present the RBS Earth Heroes awards every year.
The RBS Foundation India, as a not-for-profit entity of RBS is actively supporting conservation by providing sustainable livelihoods to forest-dependent communities especially in the ecologically fragile landscapes and other locations in the country. The livelihood projects are helping poor households enhance their incomes from alternative sources of livelihoods, undertake natural resource management and thereby pave way for a constructive relationship between communities and efforts towards conservation.