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On the way, many of them make a pit-stop in India’s Northeast to roost mostly in the Naga Hills that span the states of Nagaland and Manipur or in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. One bird would sell for Rs 30-40 (USD 0.40-0.54) in the market,” he said.

Route maps which trace the journeys of the Amur Falcons. km. Copyright © 2020 Nagaland Page. In 2018, the region faced embarrassment when a satellite-tagged bird named Manipur was hunted down near this village.

This is a documentation of the shocking massacre of tens of thousands of migratory Amur falcons (Falco amurensis) in the remote state of Nagaland in India’s northeast.We estimate that during the peak migration 12,000 – 14,000 birds are being hunted for consumption and commercial sale everyday. All rights reserved    |, Sociology Mains Test Series 2020 - Join Now, Prelims Test Series 2021 (Online) - Join Now. Suresh’s team got the local villagers to release the tagged birds. “Hunting of falcons has seen a drastic decline but one cannot say it has fully stopped,” said Kharibam Hitler Singh, the divisional Forest Officer of Tamenglong.

Longleng, who has been returning to Nagaland every year since she was first satellite-tagged in 2016, has already clocked more than 1,30,000 kilometres. Courtesy of Manipur Amur Falcon Tracking Project.

Along the way, they fly 2,400 miles across the Indian Ocean. “Nobody would speak about Amur Falcons,” said R Suresh Kumar, a scientist with the Wildlife Institute of India who has been leading a project on the conservation and tracking of Amur Falcons.

“Each time, seven days after the prayer, it started transmitting a signal again,” he said. “The Amurs are also long-distance migratory species and it becomes the responsibility of India to ensure their safe passage,” Suresh said.

In 2014, when the birds Naga and Pangti returned to Nagaland, there was a ceremony to mark it. “It was easy money.

Please be realistic”: Swaraj Kaushal’s advice to Muivah, Jamir questions Church’s silence on prevailing moral bankruptcy in Nagaland. Amur falcons come to roost at Doyang Lake in Wokha district of Nagaland every year, during their flight from Mongolia to Africa. YCBCA is a haven for at least 85 species of birds and other animals.

While the bird is still transmitting a signal, it has not moved. In Puching, the headman has involved the local youth organization. “Some youngsters would hunt them,” said Poujan, in Puching village in Manipur’s Tamenglong, which is around 470 kilometres from Longleng. To fuel up for their big open-water crossing, Amur Falcons stop over in Nagaland to feast on a seasonal eruption of trillions of termites from their underground colonies. Amazing! Phom said that earlier, on at least three occasions when Longleng had stopped transmitting signals, the community prayed.

Click here for Online Inquiry form to join Drishti IAS programmes, The raptors breed in southeastern Siberia and northern China, and migrate in millions across India and then over the Indian Ocean to southern Africa before returning to Mongolia and Siberia. “Longleng has already made history through her incredible journey and in the past, our prayers have been answered,” Phom said. The falcons called as ‘Tuma Loih’ in local dialect of Yaongyimchen started arriving in batches since October second week and is gradually increasing every day.It appears that the numbers are more this year, informed a release issued by the Lemsachenlok Society.Since 2010, Lemsachenlok Society of three villages, Yaongyimchen, Alayong, Sanglu have been initiating the biodiversity conservation, setting aside a huge forest area as Community Biodiversity Conservation area and today it gives asylum to hundreds of flora and fauna.The release said conservation in the three villages is a very unique initiative, because the community took a surrendering initiative by shifting their regular jhum fields to different locations in order to provide a conducive eco system for the Amur Falcons which comes all the way from Mongolia, feed on flying termites and other insects as they energize their strength before they take 5 days and 5 nights continuous flight down to South Africa for the winter.The entire community consisting of Yaongyimchen, Alayong, Sanglu village enthusiastically kicked off its preparation for the Amur Falcon homecoming beginning from the month of October. window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-160618588-3'); Every October, since 2016, members of a small tribe in Northeast India’s Nagaland wait for their annual guest—Longleng— an Amur Falcon named after this district on the Indo-Myanmar border. CMS also wrote to the Government of India about the widespread hunting. “I will wait for a few more days before reaching a conclusion,” Suresh said.

Get Drishti Publications books & magazines on Amazon - click here! “When this information was disseminated, we could gauge from the local people’s reactions that we have achieved our objective,” Suresh said. If she returns this year, this would be her fourth trip.


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