No talk on tiger reserve unless DWLS is re-demarcated: Mishmi organizations.
Organisations including the Idu Mishmi Cultural & Literary Society (IMCLS), the apex organization of the community, have called for re-demarcation and review of the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary (DWLS) in Dibang Valley district.
The call came during a consultative meeting of members of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and officials of the state’s forest department with the community on 16 October in Anini.
The NTCA hopes to declare the Dibang Valley sanctuary as a tiger reserve. As of now, the community organisations say that any talk on declaration of the tiger reserve can proceed only after re-demarcation.
India wants to create a new tiger reserve in the Dibang Valley, bordering Tibet.
But… people oppose it. Already for a long time. A collection of groups now say they don’t want the reserve if the Indian tiger authority holds on to the demarcated borders of the reserve.
To be continued.