Goa asked to demarcate bird habitats in coastal plan | Goa News

MARGAO: Making a case for formulation of a chook habitat administration plan for the state, three senior birders from Goa have collectively said of their written submission on the draft Coastal Zone Administration Plan (CZMP) that as a number of chook habitats haven’t been recognized within the maps, the areas should be recognized, protected and managed to make sure the persistence of the chook species and their populations.
Mentioning that just one chook nesting space, Salim Ali Hen Sanctuary at Charao, is marked alongside the whole shoreline of Goa, they mentioned that “although this is a crucial space for birds, as highlighted by its protected standing, there are lots of different elements of Goa’s shoreline that require identification.”
“This can be very necessary {that a} administration plan particular to chook habitats for nesting, foraging, roosting and wintering is drafted and carried out. These areas even have an enormous potential for nicely managed eco-tourism zones,” Pronoy Baidya, Farai Patel and Omkar Dharwadkar mentioned of their written submissions.
To drive dwelling their level, the birders mentioned that Miramar seaside was an instance of a “mismanaged” birding web site. “This space used to recurrently host an annual inhabitants of about 2,000 migratory shorebirds. The positioning at the moment doesn’t host any extra shorebirds of serious numbers as of 2020,” they mentioned.

Highlighting the significance of Goa’s coastal areas for birds, they mentioned that a whole lot of “excessive species richness” of birds have been recorded throughout the shoreline and inland waterways of the state.
“Goa is a crucial stopover for a lot of migratory birds. Many species fly to Goa’s coastal and wetland areas to forage and roost through the winter months and return to greater latitudes to breed throughout summer time. Therefore, safety of foraging and roosting areas is of utmost significance,” they mentioned.
Illustrating their case, the birders mentioned that White Bellied Sea Eagles nest in numerous areas alongside Goa’s shoreline, together with round Cabo de Rama and close to Agonda, and that Yellow-breasted bunting has been seen in Divar. Surveys ought to be performed to establish these areas, they mentioned.

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