Many of these birds were treated on the spot, while those with injuries were later sent to the Thane SPCA for …Read More
NAVI MUMBAI: Over 30 birds and chicks of various species were rescued from fallen trees after the Nisarg cyclone in and around Panvel region in the past 48 hours by animal activists. Many of these were treated on the spot, while those with injuries were later sent to the Thane SPCA for further care.
“The members of NGOs Kalote Animal Trust and Snake Awareness Association, went to various locations in Panvel, Kalamboli, Kharghar areas where there were tree falls in order to rescue various bird species whose nests were destroyed after the cyclonic conditions this week. The Panvel range forest officials were also a part of this birds rescue operation,” said Raghunath Jadhav of SAA.
Jadhav further added: “Activist Sameer Vohra of Kalote Animal Trust has identified the rescued species as Black crowned night heron, cattle egret, intermediate egret, crows among others. We are happy that these birds in distress could be saved, thanks to the prompt action taken by our volunteers and the forest officials.”
Naturalist and author, Sunjoy Monga, said: “During heavy rains, accompanied by gusty winds, many nests of birds with chicks in them get displaced and fall down. Even adult birds like egrets, herons can become distressed due to such cyclonic conditions. Hence, it is good that activists have rescued these birds.”
Activist Sunish Subramanian of Plant and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS-Mumbai) told TOI that they have also rescued four kites which had fallen down in suburban Mumbai areas due to exhaustion or rough weather conditions.