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Migratory birds hovering around pilgrims at Sangam area.(HT Photo)

Magh Mela pilgrims told not to feed migratory birds keeping Bird flu in mind

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 04:13 PM IST
  • The Indian skimmer and various varieties of gulls are the centre of attraction at the Sangam area and pilgrims feed these birds with locally made ‘sev’, a snack sold locally.
Telangana minister for animal husbandry T Srinivasa Yadav, who held a meeting with higher officials of the department following an alert from the Centre, said there were no reports of any bird flu cases from any part of the state so far.(PTI)
Telangana minister for animal husbandry T Srinivasa Yadav, who held a meeting with higher officials of the department following an alert from the Centre, said there were no reports of any bird flu cases from any part of the state so far.(PTI)

Rapid response teams formed, alert sounded over bird flu scare in Telangana

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 07:39 PM IST
The general public has also bene requested to be alert during the period and if any dead bird is noticed, they can pass the information to the wildlife crime control cell at Aranya Bhavan with toll free number 18004255364.
Thousands of birds died in Rajasthan’s Sambhar lake last November due to animal botulism, a neuromuscular illness.(PTI File Photo)
Thousands of birds died in Rajasthan’s Sambhar lake last November due to animal botulism, a neuromuscular illness.(PTI File Photo)

NGT raps Rajasthan on the knuckles for inadequate measures in Sambhar lake

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 11:41 AM IST
The NGT said in its order that the problem noted of management of waste and sewage, removal of encroachment and disposal of sodium sulphate waste/sludge generated from salt refining units still remain to be fully tackled .
Migratory birds at Harike wetland in district Tarn Taran Amritsar.(HT File Photo)
Migratory birds at Harike wetland in district Tarn Taran Amritsar.(HT File Photo)

CMS-COP13 : Govt plan for conservation of migratory birds ready, says PM

Hindustan Times, Gandhinagar | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 06:23 AM IST
Modi also spoke about the measures India has taken to conserve tigers, Asiatic lions, elephants, snow leopards, one horn rhinoceros, and the Great Indian Bustard, which is the mascot of the CMS-COP 13. Modi said the number of tiger reserves has increased from 9 to 50 now.
More than a million of Amur falcons raptors stopover in Pangti village, Nagaland for two months.(Sourced Photo)
More than a million of Amur falcons raptors stopover in Pangti village, Nagaland for two months.(Sourced Photo)

Amur Falcon’s famed roosting site in Nagaland declared a temporary silent zone

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 10:01 PM IST
Ornithologists describe the yearly Pangti spectacle as “by far the largest and most spectacular roost of any species of Falcon ever seen anywhere in the world”. It has earned Nagaland the moniker--the falcon capital of the world.
While the flocks of Asiatic sparrows and Pacific golden plovers arrived in Kanpur last week, they flew back within days ostensibly after finding the air unpalatable.
While the flocks of Asiatic sparrows and Pacific golden plovers arrived in Kanpur last week, they flew back within days ostensibly after finding the air unpalatable.

Migratory birds in Kanpur zoo: They came, they choked, they left

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By GP Varma, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2019 12:53 PM IST
Each year thousands of migratory birds travel thousands of miles to settle around the beautiful lake of Kanpur zoological garden in this season.
According to an official, the availability of fresh water and habitat improvement at the Okhla Bird Sancturay has paid off and resulted in birds choosing this area for nesting.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
According to an official, the availability of fresh water and habitat improvement at the Okhla Bird Sancturay has paid off and resulted in birds choosing this area for nesting.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Over 25,000 birds arrive at Okhla Bird Sanctuary

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Snehil Sinha
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2018 03:30 PM IST
An official said that already around 20,000-25000 birds have visited the Okhla Bird Sanctuary, while last year about 16,000 birds were seen during the entire season.
Millions of birds including ducks, geese, falcons and warblers, of at least 370 species, and from three flyways, visit India.(HT Photo)
Millions of birds including ducks, geese, falcons and warblers, of at least 370 species, and from three flyways, visit India.(HT Photo)

Wetlands visited by migratory birds identified in conservation push

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2018 08:00 AM IST
The plan states that the boundaries of these wetland clusters will be demarcated and notified under the Wetlands Rules 2017.
The bristled grassbird is a small bird, about 20 centimetres in size, endemic to India.(Jaswinder Waraich / HT Photo)
The bristled grassbird is a small bird, about 20 centimetres in size, endemic to India.(Jaswinder Waraich / HT Photo)

Birders flock to Noida wetland to catch glimpse of bristled grassbird

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Snehil Sinha
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 12:15 PM IST
The bristled grassbird is a small bird seen during the breeding season in the monsoon, between May-June and September.
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