All You Need To Know About Velamavaripalem – AP’s Very Own Bird Paradise!

 

Meet the citizens of Velamavaripalem, a small village in the Ballikurava Mandal of Prakasam, where they are doing everything they can to prevent the extinction of migrant birds. Here’s what you need to know about their efforts:

 

Painted Storks
This species of birds forms the largest percentage of the migrant bird population in the village.

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Borewells
The village raised Rs. 4 lakh to build borewells, so that the migrant birds do not die of dehydration.

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1977
That was the year that saw the devastating Diviseema Super Cyclone. That event uprooted many trees in and around the village. Since trees were the breeding grounds, the migrant bird population faced a huge decline.

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Fast-Growing Trees
The village planned to raise fast-growing tree saplings in two acres behind the village school this year to improve the birds’ natural habitat.

Light streaming through coniferous forest, Columbia River Gorge Area, Oregon, USA - ferns, conifers

Light streaming through coniferous forest, Columbia River Gorge Area, Oregon, USA – ferns, conifers


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We don’t harm them. We don’t allow others to do so either,
That is the motto of the village sarpanch Mr. M. Praveen Kumar.

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We at Chai Bisket urge the readers to learn more about such conservation projects and support them in their cause.

 

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