Guwahati, 23 April: In its efforts to live up to challenges posed by the trying times induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, biodiversity conservation and research organisation, Aaranyak stands by the forest field staff who have braved the odd in their unrelenting efforts to protect the state’s precious faunal and floral resources.
Aaranyak today handed over 160 face masks made of cotton cloth given to the authority of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) along with 300 torch batteries. The face masks will help the frontline forest staff protect themselves against COVID-19 pandemic on the prowl.
The materials were handed over to representative of the Ranger of Pobitora WLS, by Aaranyak officials Arup Das and Binita Subba at the city office of the NGO that persistently pursues its agenda to serve the needy during lockdown against COVID-19 pandemic.
Aaranyak’s Secretary General and CEO, Dr Bibhab Kumar Talukdar informed that the face masks were prepared by women from Hargila Army at the Aaranyak’s project site for conservation of Greater Adjutant Stork (GAS) species at Dadara in Kamrup district.