Meet Davinder Suman, the Forest Officer Who is Setting an Example in Nature Conservation

A female forest officer from Punjab is making headlines in Assam for her efforts to reduce man-animal conflict and check illegal trade of natural resources.

Davinder Suman, the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Sonitpur, West Forest Division, has to her credit as many as 689 cases against timber smugglers, wildlife crime cases, among others since joining the department in 2016. A total of 673 timber carrying vehicles have also been seized so far.

Suman, an advocate of conservation, believes in educating people to have a panoramic view of growth – economic growth that is ‘green’ – without damaging or destroying the environment.
“Bountiful with flora and fauna of various hues, Assam is a wonderful land with huge potentialities. It’s high time we realize this and rectify our mistakes for posterity. Conservation will simultaneously bring betterment in societal livelihood and overall development,” says Suman.
As a woman who believes in action, and works hard towards improving the environment and saving wildlife, Suman is all praise for women who are creating wonders in different fields. “It’s within every woman to strive towards achieving goals, and make a difference. Let’s keep charging ahead for a better world,” she said.

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