Save roosting tree of 300 sparrows

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Shree Nalanda Co-operative Housing Society in Malad has illegally destroyed a 26 year old Jamun tree which was the roosting place to 300 plus house sparrows.

The reason for brutally destroying trees was only because of the dry falling leaves from the trees. 

Further destruction of the tree was stopped by Samaritan Mr. Milind Gawde and his wife who stood against 100+ adamant members of the society. The chairman of the Society threatened Mr.Gawde for opposing the tree cutting and asking for legal permission of tree. 

Mr. Milind is concern was raised due to the large roosting of house sparrows and birdlife present on the tree. 

This comes at a time when the house sparrow population is rapidly declining in the city and organisations and citizens are concerned about the decline. 

Nature Forever Society has extended all help and has urged the Municipal Commissioner, Forest Department and the Police Department to take Suo Motto action against this kind of destruction. 

The society has cut illegally chopped the tree without any permission against the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Preservation of Trees Act, 1975. 

What makes this a serious offence it is a offence against Section 2 (16) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 as the tree was a roosting and nesting site for many birds Section 2 (16) of Wildlife (Protection) Act, clear mentions that any trees are having nests of birds, reptiles or even bees and  damaging or disturbing the eggs or nests of birds or reptiles is a punishable offense.

Bye-law No. 162 of the Maharashtra Cooperative Housing Societies Model Bye- laws says: No member of the society shall destroy, deface or cut down any trees in the society’s compound. A violation may render the member concerned liable for action. 

We want people to support us so that the perpetrators of this ghastly crime are punnished. 

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