GUWAHATI, June 14 - Wildlife Areas Development and Welfare Trust, Assam, has donated patrolling equipment like torchlights and batteries to the frontline staff of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary before the onset of the floods.
For better patrolling duty by the forest staff, the organisation provided twenty 4-cell Eveready LED torches and 200 batteries.
Hiranya Kumar Choudhury, former State Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and chairman of the Wildlife Areas Development and Welfare Trust, distributed the materials to the sanctuary managers at Pobitora on Sunday.
Besides Choudhury, Pradipta Barua, Divisional Forest Officer, Guwahati Wildlife Division and Ashok Das, Range Officer of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, were present at the meeting along with Rahul Dutta from the International Rhino Foundation.
The trust is also supporting construction of two RCC watch-tower camps in Pobitora. The camps were financially supported by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.