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    IMPHAL, Dec 14: State Forest department’s wild life wing sponsored a two day winter water bird census motivation camp at Keibul Lamjao National Park from Tuesday. Former college lecturer and noted environmentalist Dr Kh Shamungou and President of the Sangai Protection Forum Budhi were the chief guest and president at the inaugural function.

    With the hope of getting some new ideas on how to conserve the eco-system of lakes around them and besides other basic knowledge on water bird census, 25 individuals who have been settling in and around state’s Loktak,Pumlen and Ungamel lakes were taking part in the motivation camp.

    State’s environmentalist Dr Shamungou spoke on ‘water bird study in Loktak Ramsar’ while a researcher on birds RK Birjit presented a paper on ‘water bird counting methods and techniques’ to make aware the participants on the issue.

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