International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 on the theme Celebrating 25 Years of action for Biodiversity was celebrated on Tuesday at the U Soso Tham Auditorium in Shillong.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Guest CP Marak, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & HoFF, Meghalaya, said that folklore and folk tales of almost every northeastern state is replete with characters of animals, forests, water, air and biodiversity.
He added that this reflects the communities' close association with nature and also the wisdom of our ancestors who learned to live in harmony with nature.
It may be mentioned here that there are 266 BMCs (Biodiversity Management Committee) in Meghalaya making it the second highest in North East. These BMCs are constituted in the biodiversity rich areas of the state.