Itanagar: Authorities of Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary have set up an eco development committee involving more than 2,000 local people living in nearby villages.
Most of the villages fall under Mebo sub-division. Village elders were recently taken on a tour of the sanctuary to show them its rich biodiversity in a bid to create awareness among villagers. The park authorities are taking help of Adi Baane Kebang, the apex body of the Adi community, which has issued a directive to villagers living close to the sanctuary to give up hunting and poaching activities.
As part of their efforts to create awareness among villagers on conservation, the Ecological Bio-diversity Conservatory Society, a state-level body will organize a mass awareness meeting on 'Conservation Flora and Fauna' at Pasighat town on January 4.