RGU conducts field training for students at NNP

MIAO, Jan 31: Zoology students of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) had undergone a three-day field training at the Namdapha National Park cum Namdapha Tiger Reserve in Miao under Changlang district recently.
The field training programme for the students was conducted by the Ecology & Wildlife Biology Unit of the Zoology Department of RGU with cooperation of the state Forest department and Ashoka Trust for Ecology & Environment (ATREE).
On the first day, ATREE Regional Director Dr Sarala Kahling spoke on various wildlife research and funding opportunities for young, career scientists. National Geographic Young Explorer-2017, Takhe Bamin shared his research experience on hunting pressure in Arunachal Pradesh during the interaction.
Other resource persons, Dr Rohit George, Manas Pratim Medhi and research officer Tajum Yomcha also spoke.
On the second day, research scholar from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Chiging Pilia and RGU Assistant Professor Dr Daniel Mize trained the students on handling GPS, handling and installing of camera trap, data sheet entry for all sorts of wildlife survey, etc.
Birding and trekking inside the park was organized on the third day of the programme.
Documentaries on wildlife, biodiversities and conservation issues in the North East were screened for the students in the evening.
The programme was attended by 23 students, including 13 students from the RGU.