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2021 WHITLEY AWARD

2021 WHITLEY AWARD

Context

Recently, Nuklu Phom, popularly known as the “Amur Falcon Man of Nagaland” has been conferred with the Whitley Award 2021

Details

  • She was awarded for his contribution towards creating “Biodiversity Peace Corridors”.
  • The Whitley Awards are awarded by the Whitley Fund for Nature every year and give recognition to conservation leaders at the grass-root level.
  • The Whitley Fund for Nature was set up by Edward Whitley in 1994.

About Amur Falcon

  • Amur falcons, the world’s longest travelling raptors start travelling with the onset of winters.
  • They get their name from the Amur River that forms the border between Russia and China.
  • Nagaland is also known as the “Falcon Capital of the World”.
  • The birds are the least concern under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, but the species is protected under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and the Convention on Migratory Species.

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