Published On: Mon, Mar 16th, 2015

Nanda Devi Bird Conservation to come up at Kilbury

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Nainital: Great news for all the bird lovers as the forest department of Nainital has decided to turn the Kilbury region into a bird watchers dream. People who are most likely to benefit from this project are the researchers studying these avian marvels. The Nainital Forest department plans to convert the Kilbury reserve forest to Nanda Devi Bird Conservation. The proposed conservation sanctuary is said to cover a 112 sq kilometer area. The department has prepared itself to commence the work from April.

The Kilbury region near Nainital is famous among tourists for its magnificent view of the Himalaya’s and the region is also famous for its diverse bird species. Situated at an altitude of around 7000 ft, the region attracts plenty of migratory birds. Keeping this in mind, the forest department sent a proposal to the state government for its approval, which was approved on 7th of March.

A special committee was formed comprising of renowned researches to markup the boundaries of the Conservation sanctuary. The locals of the area were also reported to be consulted during the process. To protect the rare and endangered birds, 15 officers will be deployed to keep an eye on the over enthusiastic tourist. The other benefit Nanda Devi Bird Conservation is that it will also protect the ecosystem of the region.

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