IFS trainees visit Eaglenest sanctuary

BALIMU, Feb 2: Thirty-five trainee officers of the Indian Forest Service (IFS), along with a trainee officer from the Bhutan Forest Service – all belonging to the 2016-18 course – visited the Eaglenest wildlife sanctuary here in West Kameng district on 2 February.
During the visit, DFO Millo Tasser briefed the group on ecotourism, the management interventions practiced at the Eaglenest, and the history and biodiversity of the sanctuary.
The trainee officers also learned about the creation of community reserve, and interacted with members of the Community Reserve Management Committee. Later they visited the Nature Interpretation Centre at Ramalingam.
The trainee officers are currently undergoing training in professional forestry at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun. The visit to the sanctuary was part of their ‘East India tour’. The team was led by Additional Professor Dr S Senthil Kumar.