Illegal feeding of migratory birds at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh

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During my recent visit to the famous Sukhna lake in Chandigarh, it was shocking to see visitors blatantly feeding snacks to migratory birds. Ducks like Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) and Common Coot (Fulica atra) were fed with biscuits, chips and popcorn, and hence kept flocking close to the lake shore. This is a growing problem in India where citizens indulge in the feeding of avian fauna like gulls, treepies and several other species due to lack of awareness and sensitization. … Read More

First Ever Census in Sukhna Sanctuary Reveals Significant Biodiversity

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The first ever census in the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary in Chandigarh has revealed significant biodiversity. Nine species of mammals and 63 species of birds have been identified. The nine species of mammals include the leopard, sambar, chital, wild boar, Indian porcupine, Indian pangolin, Blacknaped hare, Golden Jackal and Grey Langur. The census report was released today and makes a case for the importance of Sukhna and its biodiversity.… Read More