Early Times Report
JAMMU, May 11: The Department of Wildlife Protection observed World Migratory Bird Day, today at Manda Deer Park, Jammu.
The school children, visiting Manda Zoo in the vicinity of Ramnagar Wildlife sanctuary with beautiful forest and rich bird life around, were sensitized to raise awareness among them regarding birds and the threats faced by them in prevailing environmental scenario. This day is observed every year on 11 May and 12 October.
The message from the Chief Wildlife Warden, J&K, Srinagar, Suresh K Gupta was conveyed to the children on this occasion wherein he said that reducing plastic use in day to day activities by children in schools, homes and outdoors and discouraging use of polythene bags and other plastic material in our society would help a great deal in reducing plastic pollution and saving our fast declining bird species, particularly the migratory ones. He stressed upon keeping our marsh lands, water bodies, lakes, ponds clean and free of plastic as they are the major habitats of most of the migratory birds. The Regional Wildlife Warden Jammu region Tahir Shawl, while interacting with school children and teachers disseminated the information about the importance of birds in our eco-systems and saving the species pushed on the drink of extinction due to unwise consumerism, modern lifestyle and anthropogenic pressure. "The theme of the Migratory Bird Day Protect Birds: Be the solution to plastic pollution aptly applies to the current environmental scenario where water bodies, rivers, lakes and ponds have been polluted with enormous amount of plastic waste," he further informed while divulging into the details.