Amur falcons are protected under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972; hunting or killing them will attract penalty and/or imprisonment, said an order released on Wednesday
Kohima: The deputy commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K, notified that defaulters found hunting, trapping, killing or selling of Amur falcons for food or possession or otherwise will be penalised.
An order issued by the official of the Nagaland district on Wednesday said that Amur falcons are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and as such, hunting, trapping, killing or selling them for food or possession or otherwise could lead to three years of imprisonment or a fine of Rs 25,000 or both under Section 51 of the said Act.
It said that it has come to the notice of the DC’s office that some unscrupulous villagers have been hunting, trapping and killing Amur falcons in Mon district.
It further directed all administrative officers and the village councils under Mon district to give publicity in their respective jurisdiction and strictly enforce this order along with the police and forest departments.