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Maharashtra bagged third place in bird count

03-06-2017 05:00 AM | MIND Correspondent | My Indian Dream

Maharashtra bagged third place in bird count | My Indian Dream

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 A study held by BHNS, Maharashtra stood third in counting of bay weavers birds. 

Even while Maharashtra is fast growing in terms of concretisation and higher landscapers coming at every spot, it is a proud moment for Mumbai as it bagged the third position in birds first count. 

The study and research were held in 18 states in the country and Odisha ranked first with 3,260 bay weavers. Chhattisgarh was ranked second with 1,138 birds while Maharashtra ranked third with 818 birds. 

Though it is not a handsome number as the population of bay weavers is declining. 

Dr. Deepak Apte, Director, BNHS,“The population of all species of bayas are declining in the country. However, we did not know the exact number because there was no benchmark figure. Now, at least we have a basic count of the birds to be able to take conservation measures.” There will also be a second round of Common Bird Monitoring Programme held from June 4 to June 11.

This was the first time that data was collated by BNHS for the Baya Weaver’s conservation. “This species is widely distributed but our observation has confirmed a decline in their nest density. We hope more awareness will boost conservation,” added Dr. Apte.


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