Solar energy helps India with wildlife conservation
Tiwaru Gaon, a Mayodia model Village, is one of the many villages that have no connection with electricity. That is the reason why Wildlife trust of India in association with the Department of Environment and Forest, Arunchal Pradesh supported by Europaeische Tierschutzstftung equiped the Indian village with solar energy installations. This comes as a solution for the electricity crises that the villagers are facing.
The action od the Wildlife trust of India comes as a premiere in the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary area (Mehao WLS) in Arunachal Pradesh in India. The villagers got solar equipment based on a total solar energy lighting system made of one solar panel, one chargeable multipurpose battery unit, one table lamp and an emergency light. The action is part of the “Interaction for Conservation Awareness & Distribution of Solar Equipment” an event organized by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in collaboration with Department of Environment & Forest, Arunachal Pradesh with support from Europaeische Tierschutzstftung that took place on Sunday.
Sunil Kyarong, Deputy Director and Regional Head of Wildlife Trust of India says that ”the community living around any protected area is the first layer of the protection shield. In order to consolidate the shield, we need to understand the psychology and the needs of the people. The distribution of solar sets will further bridge the conservation support and confidence for the ongoing Asiatic Black bear rehabilitation project and Hoolock Gibbon Translocation Project in Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary.”
Tiwari gaon is located at the edge if Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary (Mehao WLS), a place for people to sustain the bear conservation and rehabilitation project and Hoolock Gibbon Translocation Project for the safety of the wildlife.
“We do not have power supply since the inception of this village in the Mishmi hill ranges of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a great help to our villagers who has been suffering due to the energy power crisis. Despite such limitations they are actively supporting the wildlife conservation in Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary” as Napi Umpo, the village headman of Tiwari Gaon, announced.
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