Firefly diverters to prevent bird deaths an eyewash, allege environmentalists | Jaipur News

Jaipur: The firefly hen diverters put in in Pokhran area to forestall collision of birds with overhead powerlines have allegedly didn’t defeat the aim as mortalities of winter migratory have been reported in previous one week.
Environmentalists alleged that two tawny eagles died and one obtained injured after hitting high-tension strains in Rasla village and set up of reflectors was a mere eyewash.
Degrai Oran Samiti important member Sumer Singh Bhati mentioned, “The aim of putting in diverters to avoid wasting massive species of migratory birds, aside from Nice Indian Bustard (GIB), has miserably failed. On January 22 and 23, deaths of tawny eagles have been reported. The businesses have additionally put in the reflectors in a defective manner on this area. These diverters are put in on the top-most energy line and dangling backside ones are excluded. The birds, which lowers flight after witnessing reflectors, hit the underside strains.”
Following the Supreme Courtroom and Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal’s instructions, the personal corporations put in hen diverters within the GIB habitat space as a pilot mission. With an purpose to cut back mortality, a complete of 1,848 ‘Fireplace Fly’ hen diverters have been put in alongside two stretches of roughly 6.5 km, chosen between Chacha to Dholiya villages in Pokhran tehsil after floor surveys and due consultations with the Rajasthan Forest Division.
After witnessing the current deaths, environmentalists concern menace would proceed to prevail in wild GIB habitat. Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) member Dau Lal Bohra mentioned, “The migration of GIB will begin in March and so they may meet the identical destiny. As we may witness, the experiment has nearly failed, the GIB habitat would proceed to stay below menace. We can not take danger with GIB as it’s one probably the most critically threatened species in India, with lower than 150 birds left within the wild.”
As per the reviews, on September 2020 a feminine GIB was killed in Degrai pasture land after it hit an electrical energy wire. This was not an remoted case, there have been many cases of GIB being killed as a consequence of electrical energy strains.
Environmentalists additionally apprehend that winter migratory birds might cease coming to the realm and alter flypath in forthcoming years as these diverters make monumental noise.

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