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Heroes of Save Our Tigers Campaign

Kimthanga a Beat Officer at Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram: In a remote corner of India, amidst rugged mountains and dense rainforests of Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram, there's a man who has been working quietly for a quarter of a century to protect and conserve the region's unique forests and wildlife. He began working from the very inception of the reserve, joining as one of the first field staff in Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary, which became a Tiger Reserve in 1993.

Over the years, he has caught poachers in the dense forests, assisted in scientific research on wildlife and forest recovery in Dampa. He spoke out for the welfare of forest staff, even as his own position remains temporary and helped patrol and monitor wildlife in tough terrain while braving malaria and heavy monsoons. He has worked diligently despite insurgents, including those who kidnapped his own son.

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