Andhra Pradesh

Winged guests enthral students

A view of Kolleru Lake, India’s largest fresh water body and a Ramsar Conservation Site:- file photo

A view of Kolleru Lake, India’s largest fresh water body and a Ramsar Conservation Site:- file photo  

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More than 500 schoolchildren take part in various creative activities

undreds of schoolchildren on Tuesday participated in the World Wetlands Day (February 2) celebrations organised near Kolleru Lake at Atapaka in Krishna district, sparing their entire day to understand the importance of the lake in the wetland ecosystem and the lives of avian guests.

Wildlife Division authorities, led by Assistant Conservator of Forests K. Vinod, guided the students in studying the lifecycle of migratory birds at the Atapaka Sanctuary in Krishna district.

The students gave shape to their ideas on the World Wetlands Day theme, ‘Wetlands for our future; Sustainable livelihoods’, through paintings, talks and essays.

More than 500 students, representing various schools in Krishna district, participated in various creative events aimed at creating awareness about wetlands.

Birds and their ways

“We divided the students into groups to study the lake. They also documented almost everything about the lake and the birds,” wildlife officials said.

Flocks of migratory birds, painted stork and grey pelicans enthralled the students through their skill in collecting prey from the water body.

The migratory birds make the Kolleru lake their winter home for breeding.



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