Pakke-Paga Festival of Arunachal Pradesh for Hornbill conservation

Q.  Pakke-Paga Festival is celebrated in
- Published on 24 Jan 17

a. Sikkim
b. Arunachal Pradesh
c. Manipur
d. Meghalaya

ANSWER: Arunachal Pradesh
  • Paga means hornbill in Nyishi language and the aim of the three-day Pakke-Paga Festival at Seijosa in East Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh is to popularise the role played by the community in conserving the endangered species.
  • The festival is being celebrated at Pakke wildlife sanctuary and tiger reserve where visitors can witness the great Indian hornbill, wreathed hornbill, oriental pied hornbill and rufous-necked hornbill, and more than 300 other bird species.
  • The festival will allow visitors to adopt a hornbill nest with a minimum annual contribution of Rs 5,000.
  • A monthly report of the adopted nest will be provided to the person concerned.
  • 16 wildlife conservation NGOs are supporting the event, which is organised by the state department of environment and forests and residents of Seijosa.
  • Visitors can enjoy local sports and cuisine, jeep safari, elephant safari, bird-watching, butterfly walk, family rafting and other activities during the fest where over 11 communities from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will perform.

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