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Workshop on wild birds held at Harmutty TE

By Correspondent

NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Dec 7 - A workshop on conservation of wild birds was held at Goodricke India�s Harmutty Tea Estate on Monday, 25 km west of North Lakhimpur.

The workshop was held in the community hall of the tea garden which was attended by ecology experts, the management of the estate, staff and labour and a large number of students. Dr Prabal Saikia, Principal Scientist, RARS, AAU, Lakhimpur and an expert of agriculture ornithology attended the workshop as the resource person. In his presentation, Dr Saikia explained how birds help humans and agriculture by eating harmful pests and rodents. He also demonstrated how to provide nest boxes to birds live near our households with ordinary unused goods such as shoe boxes, earthen pots etc.

The programme coordinator of Green Heritage, a conservationist group and columnist Sazzad Hussain asked the participants to stop hunting activities in tea gardens and check the external threats of poaching and trafficking of wild animals and birds. Scribe Farhana Ahmed also spoke about conservation of wild birds to keep the biodiversity intact.

The senior manager of Harmutty Tea Estate, Abrarul Haque Chawdhury, also presented measures that he had initiated in preserving the biodiversity of the garden. The headmaster of Harmutty TE LP School, Ganesh Lohar and a student Suleman also addressed the gathering.

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