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Itanagar, May 17: The Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh is abuzz with the discovery of 10 new moth species, marking a significant milestone in biodiversity conservation efforts.

. This groundbreaking revelation stems from two years of dedicated community-led initiatives spearheaded by the Titli Trust-Royal Enfield project for Responsible Tourism.

Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, took to the microblogging platform X to commend the efforts of the Gobuk villagers in the Upper Siang district.

Their decision to prioritize conservation over hunting activities has not only earned acclaim but has also led to the identification of previously unknown moth species.

The Titli Trust-Royal Enfield project for Responsible Tourism has played a pivotal role in promoting sustainable practices and nurturing a culture of responsible tourism in the Himalayan region.

Through their collaborative efforts, they have supported various initiatives focused on biodiversity conservation, climate education, and the promotion of eco-friendly livelihoods.

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Bidisha Dey, the Executive Director of the Eicher Group Foundation, which serves as the CSR arm of Royal Enfield, emphasized the significance of community-driven conservation endeavors in safeguarding the fragile Himalayan ecosystem.

She highlighted the importance of initiatives like the Siang Biodiversity Meet, which serves as a platform for facilitating dialogue, knowledge exchange, and collective action in the field of conservation.

Scheduled from May 12th to 18th, the Siang Biodiversity Meet aims to celebrate the region’s rich biodiversity while advocating for responsible tourism practices. Organized by local community-based organizations in collaboration with conservation groups and government agencies, the event offers guided nature trails, educational sessions, and community engagement activities.

Supported by esteemed organizations such as The Mouling National Park, the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department, and Royal Enfield, the Siang Biodiversity Meet represents a concerted effort to promote sustainable development in the Himalayan region.

Royal Enfield’s commitment to building resilience in both communities and nature aligns with its broader social mission, which seeks to empower Himalayan communities to thrive in the face of climate change challenges.