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Tizu Valley Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Network wins special recognition under MoEFCC-UNDP 2018 awards for Sustainable Use of Biological Resources!

First ever Biodiversity Meet hosted in Nagaland by our local communities

Morungexpress 24 May 2018 | Nagalandpost 24 May 2018

Possibly a new range extension to India ! The moth species Krananda lucidaria Leech, 1897
Seen on 29 Sep 2017 at Khivikhu village in Zunheboto

Geographical range. W. and S. China, N. Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo. Vide MOB. Range extension to India?
-Following-credit to Sanjay Sondhi


The local community of Kivikhu surrendered their guns and laid them at the altar of the local church as a sign of their commitment to halt hunting and engage in conservation!


We spotted several exciting birds during our latest training programme in Nagaland (25-30 Sept). Six individuals of Naga wren-babbler were heard and sighted along the road leading from Sukhai to Ghukhuyi. Ranjan Das, a north-east photographer got some good shots. Other records of this Nagaland and Manipur endemic are largely from the Khonoma area. Binanda, a birding whiz kid of the north-east spotted a Hodgson’s Frogmouth on the road leading to the Tizu river on the 27th September, and our camera shutters clicked happily away. Most sightings have been from the Mishmi hills of Arunachal. Dark-rumped swifts and Great-eared nightjars gave our trip an added ‘fizz.’

Coming soon: Our checklist of birds and butterflies of the area. You can also track our e-bird reports.

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