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Rare award for pygmy hog conservation

In a major boost wildlife conservation efforts, Goutam Narayan is the first Indian to have received the Harry Messel Award for his role to preserve the north eastern pygmy hog.  
His name figured in the recent IUCN Species Survival Commission Leaders' summit in Abu Dhabi. According to the citation, Narayan has been awarded in recognition of his pivotal role in the Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme in the region since 1995 which would help the country save a whole genus from extinction.

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