‘State of India’s Birds’ report points to some worrying trends: Jairam Ramesh

Minister Jairam Ramesh

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There are many species, he said, whose numbers are rapidly decreasing… especially in the number of birds, which live in grasslands, rivers and coastal areas apart from protected areas. Referring to the report, the Congress leader said that birds in India face three major threats…forest destruction, urbanization and energy sector infrastructure.

Former Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday that India’s latest bird report points to some disturbing trends and emphasizes the need for a holistic approach to conservation of birds and many other species. Based on data collected from nearly 30,000 ornithologists across the country, the report said that 338 bird species in India were studied for changes in numbers over the past 30 years, of which 60 percent has decreased.

Of the 359 species assessed in terms of change, the report states, 40 percent (142) have declined over the past seven years. Congress general secretary Ramesh said another important point that emerges from the report is that the lists in the recently amended Wildlife Protection Act should be reviewed and updated from time to time based on latest scientific evidence and consultations. need to. The amended Act has been studied in detail by the Standing Committee of the Parliament. In a post on social media ‘X’, Ramesh said the ‘State of India’s Birds’, which released its second report a few days ago, shows some alarming trends… 204 out of 942 species of birds. The species has been monitored. It has declined by about 25 percent over the past 30 years.

There are many species, he said, whose numbers are rapidly decreasing… especially in the number of birds, which live in grasslands, rivers and coastal areas apart from protected areas. Referring to the report, the Congress leader said that birds in India face three major threats…forest destruction, urbanization and energy sector infrastructure. He added that climate change, poaching and trade also remain major threats.

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