Nagercoil: Tour to tanks, ponds to view migratory birds

Efforts of tourism department earns appreciation of environmentalists and nature lovers

Nagercoil: A tour for school and college students including environmentalists was flagged off by the Tourism Minister, N. Suresh Rajan.

A batch of 103 school students, 25 college students and 220 others including environmentalists who had registered their names to visit various tanks and ponds in different parts of the district to see the migratory birds from other countries and those from India took the tour.

The two-day programme was inaugurated by the Minister here on Saturday.

The programme was organised by ‘Friends of Nature’ forum headed by the District Collector, Rajendra Ratnoo.

Tourism Minister N. Suresh Rajan, Collector Rajendra Ratnoo, District Forest Officer Sundarraju and other officials visited Thathayarkulam near Therakalputhoor, Putheri and other tanks along with the students.

Presence

The presence of flamingo, pelican, painted stork, spoonbill, pintail duck, large egret, medium egret, little egret, cattle egret was noted.

The effort taken by the tourism department was appreciated by the environmentalists and all nature lovers.

From THE HINDU

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One Response to Nagercoil: Tour to tanks, ponds to view migratory birds

  1. Salom Gnana Thanga says:

    It was a wonderful experience to watch the birds in their natural habitat and that too in our home town. I propose to share this experince with my M.Sc. (Env. Sci) students of Univ. of Kerala by taking them to these places as a part of their field programme
    HATS OFF TO THE ORGANISERS

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