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Migratory birds battle with humans for space

DNAHM43814 | 5/15/2011 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :622 | Nature & Environment

Loss of natural habitat is due to rapid urbanisation and unsustainable human use of land

Come December, many of us will rush to Thol and Nal Sarovar bird sanctuaries to admire the beauty of migratory birds, who have travelled half way around the world to make these wetlands their home for the season. Some of us are so smitten by their beauty that we even want a lavish home or weekend house close to their abode. But little do we realise that our fixations, in the long run, are adversely affecting their subsistence and in a macro picture, the entire ecosystem.
World Migratory Bird Day is observed in over 50 countries on 14-15 May, 2011. The theme this year is 'Land use changes from a bird's-eye view' and it highlights the negative effects human activities are having on migratory birds, their habitats and the
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