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Arunachal Pradesh: Siang Biodiversity Meet 1st Edition- 2024 kicks off at Gobuk & Ramsingh villages of Upper Siang District

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In Arunachal Pradesh, the 1st Edition of the “Siang Biodiversity Meet- 2024″ is underway at Gobuk and Ramsing villages in Upper Siang District. The week long biodiversity meet which started on May 12 will conclude on 18th of this month. The event is being organized by Gobuk Welfare Society in collaboration With Epum Sirum Welfare Society with the support of Titli Trust and Mouling National Park cum Wildlife Division.

In Upper Siang District alone, 10 new species of moth were discovered in recent years and was published in the international scientific journal Tropical Lepidoptera Research. These discoveries of new species opened the door for the ‘Siang Biodiversity Meet’ in the district.

A release stated that the discovery and recording of these species is a result of community-led conservation initiatives since 2022 conducted by the Titli Trust-Royal Enfield project for Responsible Tourism. Apart from the moth varieties, the 65 day-survey was also conducted in the last two years and recorded more than 250 butterfly species, 650 moth species, 200 bird species, and numerous species of odonates.

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