Unfounded beliefs result in the death of dozens of egrets in Assam, prompting authorities to take action. The Environment and Forest Department of Assam filed an FIR on Saturday. Against an Executive Member of a Municipal Board for his actions that resulted in the slaughter of dozens of egrets in Udalguri district. On the unfounded assumption that the birds transmit coronavirus.
According to an official, Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya directed Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Amit Sahai. To investigate the event and submit a report promptly in response to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s instructions.
N.K. Bordoloi, Divisional Forest Officer of Dhansiri Forest Division in Udalguri district. Conducted an investigation into the incident and discovered that Shantanu Das, Executive Member, Tangla Municipal Board. Also, Had served notices on June 8 to five residents ordering them to clear the bamboo groves where egrets. And their fledglings were nesting because the ‘bird droppings were ‘creating an unhygienic environment which may increase the risk of
Numerous birds were kill when municipal workmen have hewn the bamboo grove.
Therefore, The Forest Department has filed a police report against Das in connection with his actions at the Tangla Police Station in northern Assam.
“Additionally, a case will be filed against Das at the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Udalguri. Under Section 55 of the 1972 Wildlife Protection Act,” a statement said.
Moreover, The Divisional Forest Officer, Bordoloi, reported that 88 egret fledglings (chicks) were saved with the assistance of villagers and veterinarians. And so sent to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in the world-renowned Kaziranga National Park.
According to local residents, approximately 300 fledglings and nestlings perished. The Tangla Municipal Board’s conduct enraged wildlife activists, non-governmental organizations, and residents alike, who sought severe penalties for the guilty.
According to wildlife authorities, egrets are classified as Schedule IV species under the 1972 Wildlife Protection Act.
The local forest authorities want to conduct awareness campaigns engaging prominent people, non-governmental organizations. And also government officials on the need of protecting rare and endangered animals, according to the statement.