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Kaliveli Wetlands- First Declaration for converting it into Bird Sanctuary

Recently, the Villupuram district administration in Tamil Nadu has issued the first declaration under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The declaration was issued in a bid to declare Kaliveli wetlands as a bird sanctuary. Key Facts This decision is highly appreciated by the Forest Department officials and conservationists since it will boost their efforts to ..

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Bird Deaths in Pong Dam Sanctuary

More than 1700 migratory birds died in Pong Dam of Himachal Pradesh under mysterious circumstances. How did the birds die? The scientist believe that the birds would have died of viral or bacterial infections. Also, they believe that it might be a flu as the birds are dying in large numbers. What steps have been ..

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Bihar migratory bird festival

Bihar is planning its first ever migratory bird festival this year. This is a three-day festival to be organised in Bhagalpur District. It is to be jointly organised by Bhagalpur forest division, Bombay Natural History Society and the local Mandar Nature Club. The region houses a large number of migratory birds between November and March ..

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Manipur: Orders issued to protect Amur Falcons

Amur Falcons are long distance migratory birds. They arrive in Manipur and Nagaland for roosting. They are Siberian birds that reach the North East for about two months at the onset of winter. After winter, they leave for South Africa. They traverse over 29,000 km migratory route between Siberia and South Africa. Key Highlights In ..

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What is National Action Plan for Conservation of Migratory Birds?

On the eve of world migratory bird day, 10th October 2020, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that India has launched the National Action Plan for the Conservation of Migratory Birds. He apprised to the country that the ministry has launched the conservation plan along the central Asian flyway. Highlights There are 9 flyways in the ..

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