As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday 24 March 2013

Andhra Pradesh Governor released poster for neighbourhood bird conservation campaign

Report by India Education bureau, Hyderabad: “Every child shall get first hand experience of living with nature and protecting nature. Even in Raj Bhavan we will initiate steps to protect the neighbourhood birds. The nest making which the Prakrithi Mitra is promoting is very important way of building relation with the birds in the neighbourhood. We will also place this nest made and given by National Green Corps students and welcome birds into our Raj Bhavan”. Said ESL Narasimhan Governor of Andhra Pradesh while releasing the poster made for generating interest in neighbourhood bird conservation as part of the environmental campaign launched by Environment Education Wing of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board today.

“I am moved by the campaign and I want to support this campaign for sparrows and neighbourhood birds” said, Vimala Narasimhan First Lady of the state. The two posters in English and Telgu call upon citizens to take care of habitat of the neighbourhood birds and for keeping some water in shallow bowls in open for them. Every life form has a significant role to play in the web of life.

The little house sparrow is a major indicator of the health of our environment. The house sparrow was once a very common bird all over the country, whether it was in a bustling urban area or a small village. The longevity record for a House Sparrow is over 13 years old and sparrows are the part of every family household. Decline of House Sparrow due to pollution is an indicator of the degrading environment in which we all live. Due to our own lifestyle there is an increase in sparrow habitat loss. To draw attention to this point the World Sparrow Day is observed on 20th March every year while Prakrithi MItra is observing Neighbourhood Birds Week. 

The first citizen of the state along with the first lady of the state were visiting the Biodiversity Pylon and earlier they planted a sapling in the Biodiversity Park today. Among those who were present on the occasion included Jaya Kumar Special Secretary Forests and SN Jadav Member Secretary AP Biodiversity Board and students from Prakrithi Mitra National Green Corps

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