Bush fire incident decried

Bush fire incident decried

21 March 2009

published by www.e-pao.net

Imphal, India —

Condemning the incident of igniting a destructive massive bushfire that ravaged th entire range of the Baruni hill from Nongju Ching to Wakha Ching, Eastern Ecology Conservation Organisation has appealed to all concerned to ensure such destructiv act is not repeated in the future.

The bushfire which continued to burn from March 19 till the night of the following day reportedly caused massive destruction not just to the wildlife but to valuable medicinal plants.

Addressing a press conference in this connection at the Laphupokpi office of the Organisation, its secretary H Sunil recalled that the range of the Nongju Ching and Wakha Ching located behind the Baruni was at once time a barren place.

But with the joint effort of the surrounding villages and the Organisation, replantation has been taken up successfully, thus providing sanctuary to many wildlife species and valuable medical plants once again.

But all these efforts have been wasted in the bushfire, Sunil lamented.

Villagers of the surrounding area were also present during the press conference and expressed their concern over possible impact of the bushfire in the ecology of the area.

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