Kohima: The deputy commissioner of Longleng district, M Shayung Phom, through a notification announced that the annual migration of Amur falcons to Nagaland is expected to start within few days. The district is likely to witness the falcons roosting in large numbers, Phom said.
Reminding that the Amur falcons are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, the DC informed that trapping, killing and selling of Amur falcon is a criminal offence. The punishment for defaulters could lead to three years of imprisonment or a fine of Rs 25,000, or both, under Section 51 of the Act.
All administrative officers, concerned departments, village councils, ward presidents and NGOs of Longleng have been further directed to widely publicise to the masses. The general public has also been directed to comply with the restraining order with strict compliance, the notification said.
As reported earlier, Wokha deputy commissioner Manazir Jeelani Samoon has temporarily declared the Amur falcon roosting site at Pangti a ‘silence zone’ within a radius of 3 km for the month of October and November.