Need to protect migratory birds

Chook watchers and ornithologists have expressed concern over the decline within the arrival of migratory birds over the previous 5 a long time to wetlands within the delta area and different elements of the State.

Talking at a three-day programme on the event of the World Wetland Day 2021 at Level Calimere Chook and Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagapattinam district, organised by Tamil Nadu Forest Division and Biodiversity Conservation Basis- India, S.Balachandran, Deputy Director, Bombay Pure Historical past Society (BNHS), deplored drop in arrival of migratory birds. It had gone performed by about 70% within the final 5 a long time. It was a excessive time to hold out a complete examine to determine the explanations. Their arrival may very well be progressively elevated by implementing numerous methods. First, the threats confronted by these birds needs to be checked.

S. Ramasubramanian, Chief Conservator of Forests, Tiruchi, inaugurated the programme by way of video convention. S. Kalanithi, District Forest Officer, Nagapattinam district, delivered the keynote tackle.

V. Sai Saraswathi of Vellore Institute of Expertise, Vellore, spoke on “Significance of Wetlands and their Ecosystem Companies with respect to water”. She gave an in depth perception into the Ramsar Conference treaty and the standards of asserting a wetland as Ramsar website and defined numerous ecosystem providers offered by inland and coastal wetlands.

A. Kumaraguru, Conservation scientist and Honorary Wildlife Warden, Tamil Nadu Forest Division, offered a lecture about lack of a baseline database within the State on documenting numerous species discovered throughout protected areas. He stated that field-level forest personnel ought to get up to date on numerous scientific approaches used for documenting wildlife and highlighted in transferring the information to the youthful era.

V. Kumaresan, Forest Vary Officer, Vedaranyam and S. Satheesh Kumar, Forester, spoke.

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