Attention Poachers: Mission Launched to Save Migratory Birds in Bihar’s Supaul

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Two years ago, farmers from the Amdabad and Manihari blocks of Katihar donated about 140 acres of land to develop Lake Gogabeel into a bird sanctuary.

SUPAUL: Authorities in Supaul, Bihar, have launched a campaign to protect migratory birds and appealed to locals to help them do so.

“We have intensified patrols at sites visited by migratory birds…forest officials have been instructed to monitor water bodies so that migratory birds are not trapped by poachers,” the agency said. Divisional Forestry Officer Sunil Kumar Sharan. He added that they took the poaching and trapping of migratory birds seriously.

Arvind Mishra, an ornithologist, said poachers are active and there is a need for a sustained campaign against them.

Sharan denied reports from Khagaria and Supaul that migratory birds were being sold.

Two years ago, farmers from the Amdabad and Manihari blocks of Katihar donated about 140 acres of land to develop Lake Gogabeel into a bird sanctuary.

Ian Baber, Asia program manager at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, visited the lake in 2013 and called for it to be turned into an ecotourism spot. He said he was impressed by the number of migratory birds there.

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