GUWAHATI, Nov 30 � In furtherance of the growing bilateral ties between the North-East and Taiwan in the sphere of conservation, the Ambassador of Taiwan, Wen Chyi Ong, today handed over a cheque of $ 6,000 to Aaranyak, a conservation organisation of the North-East as part of a collaborative endeavour on rhino research in Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and Gorumara National Park in West Bengal.
Donors from Taiwan have provided an amount of $ 40,000 during the last four years to two Assam-based wildlife conservation NGOs � Aaranyak and Rhino Foundation � through the Taiwan Embassy (Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre) in India -- to support conservation of various species in Assam.
�Given the high standard of work that has been done by Aaranyak, the collaboration will definitely continue and it may be on a bigger scale in near future. We are very happy and will ask the donors back home to visit Assam to see for themselves the work of the NGOs they have funded here for assisting conservation of nature and wildlife,� Ong said.
The Ambassador who has been on a visit to Assam since Tuesday was enlightened on various wildlife and nature conservation projects and research efforts that were being undertaken by Aaranyak through a power-point presentation.
Ong who visited Kaziranga National Park yesterday and saw for himself some of the projects being pursued by the NGO, lauded the initiatives of Aaranyak. He was later facilitated a visit to the Kulsi river in south Kamrup on the outskirts of Guwahati to have first-hand knowledge of Aaranyak�s river dolphin conservation initiative.