Public Awareness is required to Save Birds: Dr. Asad Rahmani

Public Awareness is required to Save Birds: Dr. Asad Rahmani

To establish a proper conservation system for many endangered species of birds in India, a lecture session was organized today at Vidhya Bhawan auditorium titled ‘Threatened Birds of India with Special Reference: Rajasthan’, by the keynote speaker Dr. Asad Rahmani, Director of Bombay Natural History Society; the event was organized in the joint association of Vidhya Bhawan and Mohan Singh Mehta Memorial Trust.

 

Public Awareness is required to Save Birds: Dr. Asad Rahmani

To establish a proper conservation system for many endangered species of birds in India, a lecture session was organized today at Vidhya Bhawan auditorium titled ‘Threatened Birds of India with Special Reference: Rajasthan’, by the keynote speaker Dr. Asad Rahmani, Director of Bombay Natural History Society; the event was organized in the joint association of Vidhya Bhawan and Mohan Singh Mehta Memorial Trust.

Dr. Rahmani described the present scenario of bird’s ecosystem in India and shed light on several species, which is nearly disappeared like Siberian Crane, Eagles etc.

Public Awareness is required to Save Birds: Dr. Asad Rahmani

“Birds should be conserved and their illegal trade and hunting should be put to an end with strict measures”, said Dr. Rahmani. He also stated the presently deprived condition of natural habitat of birds, which eventually made them vanish.

“After Indonesia and China, the conditions for birds have deprived in India too, 80 percent of Saras Crane lives in India, and the responsibility of conserving these birds is of India otherwise, like other species Saras will also disappear from the country, where they flourished from long”, Dr. Rahmani said.

“Where millions of rupees are spent on Project Tiger; why not even small initiatives are taken for birds”, Rahmani questioned.

Adding further, Dr. Rahmani said, “There are two exclusive species of birds in Udaipur which we don’t find anywhere else, i.e. Green Munia and White Naped Tit, citizens of Udaipur should come forward to save these species”.

While answering one question from audience, Subbalaxmi, Vice President of Bombay Natural History said that without common mass awareness it’s tough to preserve birds.

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