Arunachal: Eaglenest Bird festival, a bid to boost ecotourism in state

Arunachal: Eaglenest Bird festival, a bid to boost ecotourism in state

Guwahati, February 23 

Arunachal Pradesh, the land of rising sun has already turned into a nest of singing birds. The abode of over 30 colourful big and small tribes wakes up as soon as birds start chirping in the sky that covers the hills and valleys. This helps the state of blue hills pull more and more tourists from the country and abroad providing bread and butter to thousands of youths
in this beautiful north eastern state.

Come March 22 Arunachal Pradesh is preparing to host a bird festival, atop the blue hills to promote tourism by giving a big push to wildlife conservation. Courtesy Arunachal Pradesh Art & Culture Eco-Tourism Society, this organization dedicated to promote wildlife conservation is holding the festival for three days from March 22 at Rupa and the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in West Kameng district.

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According to the organizing secretary Ms. Kesang Khrimey, the event aims at conserving the wildlife with a massive participation of the people and thereby to promote the tourism sector which provides livelihood for many in the state.

Interaction with wildlife experts and tourism entrepreneurs apart from heritage walk and seminars would be the salient features of the event, said Khrimey.

"We have already got confirmation of participation form experts in the field of nature conservation from the country and abroad, including  Dr.Anuj Jain of BirdLife Asia (Singapore), Mr Paul Insua-Cao of Royal Society for Protection of Birds, UK and Director of The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) Dr Deepak Apte", she added.

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Khrimey further said that it would be an occasion for the people of all walks of life to share their views and ideas with the wildlife experts and the tourism entrepreneurs will have the same amount of benefit to boost their means of livelihood. 

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