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    Arunachal launches IUNC Red Listing process for orchid protection

    Arunachal Pradesh launched International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUNC’s) Red Listing process for orchid protection on Saturday

    Guwahati: Arunachal Pradesh, the state with India’s most diverse orchid population has launched International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUNC’s) Red Listing process for orchid protection on Saturday, in a bid to conserve, protect and understand the threat against it.

    Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu informed about the e-launch through his Twitter handle. He wrote: “Arunachal is blessed with highest orchid species in India. We are going to protect and preserve it, and we are first in the country to initiate @IUNC red listing of orchids. Join us for E-launch of the project on 24th Oct 2020 at 1130h”

    The event is attended by Vivek Saxena, Country Representative, IUCN India; Ravi Agarwal, additional secretary, MoEFC; TP Singh, deputy regional director, IUCN Asia, Bangkok; Dr David Allen, IUNC Red List Unit, Cambridge, UK along with other dignitaries.

    Earlier, to access the status of orchids in Arunachal Pradesh was initiated with the government signing a Memorandum of Understanding with IUNC India to create a Red Listing of orchids at the state level.

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