Okhla sanctuary to see bird festival on Feb 2

The divisional forest division is all set to have a good time a fowl pageant at Okhla fowl sanctuary to commemorate Worldwide Wetland Day on February 2, officers mentioned

By HT Correspondent, Noida

PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:52 PM IST

The divisional forest division is all set to have a good time a fowl pageant at Okhla fowl sanctuary to commemorate Worldwide Wetland Day on February 2, officers mentioned.

In response to the divisional forest division, a number of birders have been invited for a fast evaluation of the species density within the sanctuary, which additionally occurs to be Gutam Budh Nagar’s solely eco-sensitive zone.

“We have now deliberate the occasion to unfold consciousness about wetlands and likewise assess the species density within the sanctuary. For this, invites are being despatched to totally different birders of the town, as Gautam Budh Nagar occurs to have a superb birding group. We have now additionally despatched an invite to the minister of state for forest, surroundings and zoological backyard, Anil Sharma,” mentioned PK Srivastava, divisional forest officer, Gautam Budh Nagar.

He added that the birding would assist the division with constructive evaluation, which can assist it to take measures to enhance the habitat of the sanctuary.

Earlier in January, the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC)-2021, which was carried out by Wetlands Worldwide South Asia and the divisional forest division fund, confirmed that whereas the variety of species within the sanctuary has elevated since final 12 months, their inhabitants has decreased.

The census returned a complete 8,068 birds throughout 73 species, of which 27 have been residential and 46 have been migratory species. The AWC-2020 compared recorded solely 62 species – 28 of which have been resident species and 34 have been migratory. Nonetheless, their inhabitants stood at 8,776.

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