Pune: Hadapsar MLA Highlights Flamingo Habitat Protection In Legislative Assembly

Pune: Hadapsar MLA Highlights Flamingo Habitat Protection In Legislative Assembly

Pune: Hadapsar MLA Highlights Flamingo Habitat Protection In Legislative Assembly

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In a poignant address at the Vidhan Bhavan, concerns over the protection of flamingo habitats have been brought to the forefront following the tragic death of a flamingo bird. Amidst ongoing urbanization along the Mula-Mutha river at Kavadipat in Budruk, the preservation of these natural habitats has emerged as a critical issue demanding immediate attention.

Chetan Vitthal Tupe, MLA of Hadapsar Vidhan Sabha Constituency, emphasized the significance of safeguarding the habitats where flamingos congregate in substantial numbers. He underscored the responsibility of all stakeholders in ensuring the safety of these migratory birds, which travel thousands of miles and contribute significantly to biodiversity.

During the session, Tupe raised crucial questions regarding measures to mitigate the impact of rapid urban development on flamingo habitats. Responding to these concerns, Forest Minister Sudhirbhau Munguntiwar pledged to take decisive action. He announced the formation of a dedicated committee aimed at the protection of flamingo bird habitats, acknowledging the urgent need for their conservation in the face of increasing environmental pressures.

“The survival of their habitat is paramount,” stated Tupe, highlighting the ecological enrichment brought by these foreign visitors to local biodiversity. He called for proactive steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of their habitats amidst changing landscapes.

In addition to habitat protection measures, queries regarding the postmortem examination of the deceased birds and the installation timeline of LED lights were also addressed during the session. Minister Munguntiwar assured the completion of LED lighting projects within the next 30 days, signaling a commitment to enhancing safety measures for these iconic birds.

The formation of the flamingo bird natural habitat protection committee marks a significant step towards preserving these silent travelers’ sanctuaries amidst ongoing environmental challenges. As efforts intensify to secure their habitats, stakeholders remain vigilant in upholding their pledge to biodiversity conservation.

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