Save the Native Aves
Save the Native Aves
Why this petition matters
#savetheaves Of the estimated 8,600 bird species inhabiting the earth, 2,060 species and sub-species reside in India. Of this, a staggering 25% are found in Coorg which makes it a heaven for birds. Most of Coorg lies in the Western Ghats, in the path of the South-West monsoon. This makes the place rich in biodiversity.
Some of the beautiful birds one can see in Coorg include the Malabar Trogon, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Nilgiri Laughing Thrush and the Flame-Throated Bulbul.
Now lets decide whether we need them or the dangerous metal birds to take their place. Lets choose chirps over roars. Most of the birds nest on trees and bamboo bushes that are available all along the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. This makes the adjacent Nittur village a proud host of these birds. This forest area is already in discussion to be listed as buffer zone or eco-sensitive zone.
Here's a new menace!
Two individuals namely - MR. MUTHANNA MAPANGADA , Nittur (residing at Ponnampet) and MR. KUDIMADA SOMANNA SUBAYYA have started flying their micro light aircrafts so close above the trees and bushes with roaring sounds, causing huge excitement in the birds during their nesting evening times.
Please watch the video below :
Now, this petition is with regard to avoid this recently introduced flying of the dangerous metal birds - microlight aircrafts and gliders that fly over the said area, posing threat to the native birds and wildlife.
When a microlight aircraft or a glider appears, all possible levels of excitation are described in birds, from outwardly non-visible physiological reactions to protection, increased calling activity, restless pacing back and forth, running away, flying off and leaving the area, right through to panic-like flight reactions.
Now let's take a stand and decide whether our environment needs to be safeguarded for our future generation or should it be destroyed and made history.
Here are some birds spotted at Nittur Village :
- Sri Prathap SimhaMember of the Parliament