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Taiwan donates for wildlife conservation in Assam

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GUWAHATI: The Taiwan government on Wednesday donated an amount of USD 11,000 to two wildlife conservation organisations of Assam, working in the field of one-horned rhino conservation.

Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre, New Delhi, Ambassador Wenchyi Ong made the donations on behalf of the Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture of Taiwan.

Mr Ong praised the wildlife conservation efforts being undertaken in the state.

He handed over a cheque of USD 6,000 to Aaranyak, a society for biodiversity conservation, for the programme ‘Monitoring of greater one-horned rhino in Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary’ and USD 5,000 to The Rhino Foundation for Nature in NE India for the compilation and production of a monograph on ‘Mammals of North-east India review’.

Visiting Assam for the first time, Mr Ong said he was pleased with the wildlife conservation work being undertaken and said his country’s association will continue.

”It is possible to expand Taiwan’s association in wildlife conservation work in Assam. I shall encourage the donor agencies to visit Assam for themselves from next time,” he said.

The funding has been going on for the past four years and USD 40,000 has been so far provided. (UNI)

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