Sushanta Roy is a journalist in the north eastern states of Assam and Meghalaya, India, who photographs and writes about the people, animals and flora, and the things that affect them.

Diphu August 22: At the initiative of the Wildlife Trust of India, a Wildlife Rescue Center was inaugurated just 8 kilometers from Diphu, the headquarter town of Karbi Anglong Autonomous district today.

The WTI office and facilitation point was constructed by the Karbi Anglong West Forest Division near the Arboretum and botanical garden, adjacent to Diphu Lumding road.

The Rescue hub housed in the Assam type building was formally opened by Pradip Signar, Executive Member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council in charge Forest department. Signar while welcoming the novel project said that the largest district of Assam ( 10432 Sq KM) with 70% forest cover is rich in biodiversity and has assorted wildlife in its forest and WTI certainly can play a vital role in protecting and augmenting its flora and fauna.

“We shall treat small animals in this facility but for the large ones we will take the help of our main Rescue center situated at Kaziranga National Park around 230 KM from Diphu” Dr. Bhaskar Choudhari WTI chief of north-eastern India told this correspondent amid the din of the inaugural ceremony.

At the ceremony present among the uniformed and regimented forest officials was Abhajit Rabha Additional Chief Principal Conservator of Forest, Divisional Forest Officer (West) Jagannath Rongpi, Mahash Kalita DFO(Working Plan) Dr. Daoharo veterinary surgeon of WTI and other senior forest department officials.

Wildlife Rescue Centre opening invitation