Small Efforts towards Biodiversity ConservationTravelling is part of my job. I have been traveled various places and observed that people all over India conserve and protect biodiversity in their style but unintentionally as part of their routine life or as their belief. They even don't know that by doing this they are conserving and protecting our priceless nature. I am sharing here some of my observations which I have noticed here and there in my journey.
In rural and remote areas, people are very close to nature. They love and worship nature and even think responsible himself for its protection and conservation. In Gujarat, people are used to hanging water pot for birds even in desert areas where water is scarce. Many temples have placed artificial nests using empty tin boxes in Temple premises. Peacocks can be seen making nests on Temple's roof at various places in MP. In Delhi also, people put water in earthen or steel pots tied with a tree through a chain and ensure water availability to wild animals, especially monkeys and birds. Similarly, in Mysore, I have seen that people don't cut Coconut trees even when it comes in between their roof or balcony in their Pucca house. They left a cut out for the survival of the tree.
Bishnoi community in Rajasthan and Punjab gives immense importance to wild animals. Animals can be seen very much familiar with them. They never barricade their crops and allow wild animals in their field and graze. I have also seen that in remote areas of Orissa, people used to hang baskets in their balconies to provide habitat for wild pigeons and believe that they will breed in these baskets it will enhance prosperity. Similarly, everybody can do something for the animals. For birds, we can keep water, food and make shelters. In the parks, saucer-shaped shallow water bodies can be made, which can act as a habitat for them.
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