RGU celebrates World Wildlife Day

RONO HILLS, Mar 4: Bolstering efforts for conservation of the big cats, the 5th World Wildlife Day with its official theme ‘Big cats- Predator under threats’ was celebrated by the Ecology and Wildlife unit, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) on 3 March.
The threats the big cats are facing around the globe were narrated by Dr Daniel Mize, in-charge of the Ecology and Wildlife Biology unit of RGU.
Some of the big cats that are found in Arunachal Pradesh include tiger, Indian leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard, Dr Mize said.
He encouraged the students to forward a message of doing at least one good thing for wildlife by each person to motivate people in protection and conservation of nature and wildlife.
Professor DN Das, HoD of Zoology, who distributed the prizes to the winners of a spot photography and quiz competition conducted to mark the occasion, highlighted the state’s high potential for wildlife and its importance.
Joining the prize distribution, Assistant Professor P Kumar spoke about the importance of nature for survival of humans.
The winners of the photography competition were Chiging Koyang (first), Tage Tajo (second), Tage Munya and Koj Hassang (third), while in the quiz competition, Chawan Matey and Biri Taking were jointly given the title “Quiz Wizard.”