Department of Zoology, Shillong College organized popular talk on Conservation of birds

Shillong, dec 15: In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Statehood of Meghalaya, the Department of Zoology Shillong College, organized a one-day program on the topic “Diversity and Conservation of birds in North-East India with special reference to Meghalaya” on the 15th December, 2021.

The Speaker for the program was Dr Jaydev Mandal, Assistant professor, Department of Zoology, M.C college, Barpeta, Assam and Co-founder Assam Bird Monitoring Network (ABMN).

Dr Jaydev Mandal elaborated on the bird’s diversity of North-East India in general and of the state of Meghalaya in particular.  His lecture includes interesting facts of various importance birds species and birds area found in the state of Meghalaya.

He also highlight about the various conservation strategies taken to protect the birds from exploitation. In addition, Dr. Mandal also enlightened the participants about the various birding tips such as how to identify birds and using various repositories to deposit information of the birds identified from a particular area.

The program also includes a quiz competition for the students’ participants on various aspects of birds and questions related with the topic. The program was attended by students and teachers from the within the state of Meghalaya as well as outside the state.

The webinar was highly engaging and informative with a lot of interesting discussions and questions from the participants. The program ended with a vote of thanks from the convener, Dr. S. Byrsat.








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