Worldwide SAVE LOKTAK LAKE Campaign

A call for campaign to create awareness on threats and need to conserve lakes of Manipur

Northeast Centre for Environmental Education and Research (NECEER), Imphal is going to organise a Worldwide Save Loktak Lake Campaign at 20 cities in 3 continents  on 7th March 2010. The campaign is an attempt to create awareness about the threats and need for conserving this natural heritage of Manipur. NECEER, Imphal has been organising campaigns for the conservation of endangered species and fragile ecosystems of Manipur for the last few years.

For more information on the schedule of the campaign please click here. Please click here for volunteership form.

Loktak Lake is the largest fresh water lake in Northeast India. It has an area of 300sq km and has been recognised as Ramsar site in 1990. Keibul Lamjao, the only floating national park in the world is situated at the south west part of the lake. It is home to the endangered Manipur brow antlered deer 'Sangai' - Cervus eldi eldi and many bird and plant species.

The lake has been a main source of income and sustenance for inhabitants of the area. For the last few decades the lake has been facing all round destructions due to both natural and anthropogenic activities. Rapid expansion of Phumdis, siltation, pollution, agriculture and adverse effect from Loktak Hydropower Project are some of the main problems which had led to an alarming destruction of the lake.

*The campaign will be also be organised at the towns in the vicinity of the lake ie., Bishenpur and Thoubal.

Campaign Slogan: Save Loktak Lake : Lifeline of Manipur
www.neceer.org / www.neceer-imphal.blogspot.com

Partners:

BOMBAY NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY, BNHS (www.bnhs.org)
INTERNATIONAL ECOTOURISM SOCIETY (www.ecotourism.org)
MOUNTAIN FORUM (www.mtnforum.org)
DELHI GREENS (www.delhigreens.org)
NE-CERD (www.ne-cerd.org)
ENVIRON
INDRENI PARIWAR
NEVOICE (www.nevoice.com)
E-PAO (www.e-pao.net)

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