According to K.N. Chishi from Chishilimi village in Zonheboto District, in 1995 the villagers realized that they had nearly destroyed the environment. The village council decided to protect wildlife in the village. The village has 100 households with a jhum cycle of 18 years. Villagers decided to protect area falling under two jhum cycles on the western part. There are no fixed laws and regulations for protection, except for a resolution passed by the village council. The responsibility to protect wildlife rests with the entire village. No collection of forest produce and hunting is allowed in the Protected Area. Villagers continue to hunt in areas outside the reserve. However, if the animal enters the reserve then it cannot be hunted. In addition, hunting through ambush has been banned in the entire village. The major threat in the village is from the neighbouring villages, which continue to hunt in the Protected Area. After the hunting by neighbours continued, Chishilimi villagers decided to confiscate and sell the weapons used for hunting by the offenders. 50 per cent of this money is given to the informer and rest goes to the village council. Some violations by local villagers themselves have been brought to the notice of the VC. The VC has recently re-affirmed the resolution.