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Project to protect gibbons

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By AKANKSHYA CHALIHA
  • Published 20.10.10
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Guwahati, Oct. 19: A total of 130 to 150 schools in the Northeast will be shortlisted for project hoolock gibbon conservation awareness and education programme.

The United States Fish and Wildlife Services under its Great Ape Conservation Fund had awarded the project to the Centre for Environment Education last year for conservation of gibbons.

The regional director of CEE North and Northeast, Abdhesh Gangwar, said: “This project will address various conservation and education needs by involving local NGO partners and other stakeholders…. Emphasis is laid on the adequate role and conservation actions required at the grassroots level.” This project will be implemented in selected gibbon sites of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura scattered in eight clusters which will reach out to 130-150 schools.