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.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Centre's Okhla Bird Sanctuary move to be challenged by bird lovers

The Government on Wednesday issued the final notification demarcating the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary giving big relief to thousands of home buyers in Noida and its vicinity as their apartments will now fall out of the new notified area.
Mail Today | Mail Today | New Delhi, August 20, 2015 | UPDATED 10:05 IST


The Environment Ministry's decision to declare only 100 metres around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary as eco-sensitive zone has left bird lovers appalled.

Voicing their concern over it, they say this is becoming a nationwide phenomenon where protective zones around sanctuaries are decided randomly and unscientifically and feel that all such proposals should go to the Environment Impact Assessment Authorities for verification. Many are even planning to challenge the Centre's notification in the Supreme Court or National Green Tribunal.

The Government on Wednesday issued the final notification demarcating the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary giving big relief to thousands of home buyers in Noida and its vicinity as their apartments will now fall out of the new notified area.

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