L to R: Dr. Umesh Srinivasan, Mr. Millo Tasser, IFS, WCS-India Country Director Prakriti Srivastava ᠌and Ms. Sahila Kudalkar
WCS-India Country Director Prakriti Srivastava along with Sahila Kudalkar (Program Manager, Combating Wildlife Trafficking) visited Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary and the neighbouring Singchum Community Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh from 19th-22nd April 2019. Dr. Umesh Srinivasan, WCS-India, who has played a crucial role in getting the community together and forming the community reserve introduced Ms. Srivastava to the forest patrolling staff, explained how the reserve was formed. She was also introduced to the management committee in-charge of the community reserve.
The team had a long and productive discussion with Mr. Millo Tasser, IFS, DFO Eaglenest WLS. Singchum Community Reserve is a stellar example of the community, forest department and NGO coming together for conservation. This reserve is also home to the elusive bird species, Bugun liocichla, that the team was fortunate to sight.
DFO of Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary Mr. Millo Tasser, IFS presents Ms. Prakriti [Srivastava with a painting of the Bugun liocichla]