Save nature

The two major butterfly meet conducted recently in the state have lead to recording of more than 350 species in the state. The North East Butterfly Meet (NEBM) recorded around 180 species of butterflies at Seijosa under East Kameng district. Last month during fifth Ziro Butterfly Meet 171 different species of butterflies were documented from Yazali area in Lower Subansiri district. These findings are incredible and it shows that state is truly blessed with rich flora and fauna. Also it has given hope to the wild life lovers of the state.
More such events should be conducted by involving the local populace. It will help to spread awareness and make them feel part of the movement to save the nature. Even though Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with rich biodiversity, it is facing threat from the ever growing human population. Day by day the humans are occupying the space which once used to be the home of wild animals. Increasing deforestration along with rampant illegal killing of wild animals are major challenges that state has been battling for quite some time. The environment and forest department has failed to stop either of it. They should involve local populace, who are an important stakeholder, in the effort to save state’s rich natural resources. Also more events like butterfly meet should be conducted on regular basis across the state to spread awareness.