The 20th Edition of the Indian Birding Fair kicked off at the Man Sagar Lake near Jaipur in an effort to ensure conservation of bird species and also promote eco-tourism. The clean waters of the lake hosted 30 different species of birds, attracting tourists including school children from around 15 schools. Some rarely sighted birds were also on display, which attracted everyone. The theme for this year’s fair was “fairs as conservation and tourism tools” where children were invited to part in drawing contests, quiz competitions and origami workshops.
Various institutions engaged in conservation of the flora and fauna showcased their activities at the stalls put up in the fair, which included the Bird Treatment Camp, Indian Human Ecology Council, Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations and Angel Eyes.
British environmentalist and co-founder of the British Bird Watching Fair, Tim Appleton, who took part in the birding fair, spoke about the significance of bird fairs in enhancing the experience of wildlife.
Activists Sajal Jugran, Faith Singh, Anand Shinde and Parnab Mukherjee and T.I. Khan, addressed various talk shows held at the venue, threw light on different aspects of environment protection and conservation of birds and other wildlife species.
Date: 10-2-2017 | Source: The Hindu