Human chain to save bird sanctuary

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 6 December 2018

A silent human chain has been organised by the members of ‘Save Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary’ on December 8 from 9 am to 10 am to save the bird sanctuary, as more than 500 trees were cut to make road and for Metro work, which has already destroyed the ecosystem.

Pune: A silent human chain has been organised by the members of ‘Save Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary’ on December 8 from 9 am to 10 am to save the bird sanctuary, as more than 500 trees were cut to make road and for Metro work, which has already destroyed the ecosystem. The human chain will start from Gunjan Chowk to Shastri Chowk going parallel to the sanctuary.

Dharmaraj Patil, an environment activist and ornithologist, said, “The sanctuary at Yerwada is in danger as trees have been cut for laying down concrete roads and many more are slated to be razed for the Metro work. We have been fighting for it for the last couple of years and considering it, we have organised a human chain which will be a silent protest to protect the sanctuary and its ecosystem.” The assembly will begin from Hindu Smashan Bhumi.

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