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Randy Kyes describes the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary and Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary as the best forest for field practices in this Assam Tribune article.

US Prof in awe of Assam greenery

STAFF Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, Dec 21 - Dr Randall C Kyes , Professor, University of Washington, USA, and Director of Centre for Global Field Study has described Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary and Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary as pristine habitats and two of the best forests to conduct field practises on conservation biology and global health programme for students.Dr Randall C Kyes was in Digboi College to conduct a two-day intensive short-term course in Wildlife Conservation Biology and Global Health for various group of students on December 17 and 18, 2017. The course was organised by Department of Zoology of the college in collaboration with Aaranyak and Digboi Forest Division. Dr Kyes is also a faculty of Global Health, Anthropology, and of the Washington National Primate Research Centre of USA.

Altogether 29 students of Digboi College, Margherita College, Dibru College, Nandalal Buragohain City College Dibrugarh, Don Bosco High Secondary School, Dibrugarh, Guru Tegh Bahadur School, Tinsukia attended the two-day intensive course.

There were seven technical sessions in the two-day programme covering topics like human environment interface, threats to biodiversity, threats to global health etc. Mridu Poban Phukan of Naharkatiya also delivered a talk on vulture conservation during the programme.

On the second day during the practical sessions in the field, Dr Kyes, KN Timsina, associate professor of Digboi College, Suman Barman of Aaranyak, and Rajib Rudra Tariang led the teams in the sampling sites at Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary. The valedictory function was conducted at Saraipung in presence of various dignitaries, a release stated.