A lesson on environment

A day well spent:Students participating in a nature walk on the premises of the Kukkarahalli lake in Mysuru on Sunday.— PHOTO: M.A.SRIRAM  

The Mysore Science Foundation conducted a nature walk for students on the premises of Kukkarahalli lake here on Sunday to provide greater exposure to the participants to the world of birds and environment.

K. Manu of the Mysore Amateur Naturalists (MAN) was the resource person and explained the importance of conservation of wetlands and other waterbodies.

The participants were apprised of the importance of wetlands as habitat indicators. If the wetlands and the habitats were healthy it would support more diversity and would enable farmers to irrigate their land, said Mr. Manu.

Students were enlightened on the imperatives of conserving the existing waterbodies.

“We have lost many lakes and water bodies to encroachment and due to lack of maintenance. The existing ones should be saved by diverting sewage and ensuring that fresh water inflow channels are not encroached upon,” he added.

The participants were urged to take greater interest in environment and its conservation.

Students also went on a nature trail identifying different variety of birds. There was also an interactive session with the resource person at the end of the nature walk.

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