Assam’s Hargila conservation movement gets a boost from New Zealand High Commission
Assam in India has been witness to one of the most unique conservation success stories in the world, with the reversal of a species’ fortunes from being persecuted, to being revered as a national identity. The Greater Adjutant Conservation Initiative of Assam, India led by Dr. Purnima Devi Barman, Director, WiNN India, has now received another helping hand from New Zealand High Commission. The Commission had recently come forward to support the rural women’s efforts to save the endangered Hargila in Assam. This is one of the recent milestones the Hargila movement in Assam has been able to reach in recent months. Earlier this year, conservation activists from around the world had visited Assam to visit the Greater Adjutant habitat and attend Women In Nature Network's Global networking event that took place in Guwahati in January 2019.