This man won the Green Oscar for conserving Amur falcons

An environmentalist from Nagaland’s remote Longleng district has won this year’s Whitley Awards 2021, also known as the Green Oscar.

Nuklu Phom founded the Lemsachenlok Society that has worked towards sensitizing locals about these rare falcons Once indiscriminately hunted, the falcons have in recent years seen a successful conservation story in the Northeast.

The award recognizes Phom’s efforts at establishing a new biodiversity peace corridor changing the fate of Amur Falcons, which come to roost in Nagaland each year, from being hunted by locals.

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