Save wetland character of Keoladev Park: Environmentalists

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Jaipur, Oct 30 (UNI) Environmentalists have warned that the wetland character of the famous Keoladev National Park(Ghana bird sanctuary) in Bharatpur, might be changed permanently if effective measures were not taken to improve water supply to the park wetland.

In a research undertaken by Vidhya Sounderrajan and Parikshit Gautam of WWF India they said that the world famous park which is listed as a world heritage, the home of rich biodiversity.

The park was facing the problem of non allocation of water from Panchana Dam for the park wetland for past five years. The lack of water is leading to failure of heronry, invasion of Phosopis Juliflora in the wetland areas and ground water level is depleting fast.

The researchers warned that continuous state of park without water could permanently change the wetland character of the park.

'' Since this Wetland is a National Park, and the legal provision allows for compulsory access to life support systems, a criterion for ''ensured environmental flows'' in the river Ghambiri, the primary source of water to the park, can be proposed as the futuristic solution for revival of the river and water supply to park'', they observed.

UNI

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