Appeal for action on Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur

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#76 May 5th, 2010, 23:46
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Originally Posted by happyarun View Post i was there a few years ago and was amazed by the sheer number of birds. i had heard of it being really good but was not rpepared for the literally seemed like tens of thousands of waterbirds. they were everywhere! then the next year ie 2008 i went back all agog and having recommended it to oodles of people who joined me with the kids and OMG it was shameful what had happened. the monsoon notwiuthstanding the local people need the water they say and the dam is left shut or trickling. We will lose a world Heritage site at this rate. Apparently this year the park is still not receiving water properly.
As far as writing to anyone it is probably the Chief Minister of Rajasthan with a copy to the Prime Minister. A major international NGO taking it up would have the desired effect i think. India does not listen to Indians on these issues much yet.
Thanks!

I am an indian and feel strongly for this cause of getting minimum required water for the birds that visit us .... I have a vote in India. I would write to whoever you suggest (we are democracy afterall!)... please i would need to draft of the current sitation BUT have no time to visit (busy with earning bread for me/my family!)

We have visted Bhartpur multiple times but may not be able to at this time... to take up this cause!

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Ashish
#77 May 9th, 2011, 11:07
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I was in Keoladeo in December 2010 for about two weeks. It was pretty dry and the birds were less than what they could be. There was also a tiger there, and it killed a cow, you could see the tiger paw prints right next to the cow in the mud, and the big bite marks on its neck.

They are building a pipeline to bring water down from a river to the north, which supposedly will change all the water problems and guarantee more water and more consistent water.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pi...oladeo/427691/

I have a lot of recent photos from Keoladeo here -

http://brettcole.photoshelter.com/ga...00N8uSB0Bblvc/
#78 Jun 5th, 2011, 09:39
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I was there in March 2011 for one afternoon. There was plenty of water and lots of birds. It was one of the highlights of my trip.
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It is all relative. This year it has been relatively quite low all year.
#80 Jun 17th, 2011, 16:18
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been there in Feb-2011

Hi was there in last week of february 2011.

There is a canteen in sanctury area itself. One can easily get water, tea, snacks like waffers etc and also cold drinks.No problem with any of this things.

I had quite a good day in terms of birding. Saw many birds like darter, bar headed geese, lots of juv painted storks, asian pied starling, brainfever, black rumber woodpecker, spotted owlet, scoops owl, dusky eagle owl,grey headed canary flycatcher, white brested water hen, gargeney, spot billed ducks, blue throat, grey and purple heron, black necked stork, grey hornbill and many commoners. Also jackal and spotted dears, blue bulls.
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I visited last first week of October and there were plenty of birds and other good news is that from this year they are allowing the boating too.

http://lifestyle.in.msn.com/travel/a...ntid=251261704

will visit again in dec..
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Does anyone know what the current water levels are? Eg, a good wet year with lots of birds or a dry year?

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Originally Posted by Dkok View Post Does anyone know what the current water levels are? Eg, a good wet year with lots of birds or a dry year?

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Good news from Bharatpur here.

Ronak.
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