Guest birds abandon noisy lakes at JU

Environment Desk, Ashik Khan, Dhaka Office: Guest birds abandon noisy lakes at JU, The migratory birds that flock to Jahangirnagar University (JU) in iciness have abandoned their conventional roosting areas because of public disturbance inside the past few days. JU resources stated the lake in the front of the executive constructing and that besides Jahanara Imam hall had been the most famous locations to observe migratory birds.

But now, the winged guests have flown to the quieter environs of the lakes adjacent to the swimming pool at the campus and the botanical garden vicinity. This has upset avid chook watchers who come to the college to see the feathered guests in wintry weather.
“I got here right here with excessive hopes to watch the migratory birds. But I even have seen very few birds at the 2 major lakes of the college. Most of the birds have flown away to different regions,” stated Md Saiful Islam, a hen watcher from Dhaka. Fahmida Farzana, another chicken watcher, complained: “The stretch of road from Kabir Sarani to Chourangi point on the campus is greater crowded and noisier than the previous year. Especially, the wide variety of cars has accelerated. I myself become feeling discomfort at the same time as walking along this road given the noisy surroundings.”

A go to via this correspondent bore testimony to the grievance. The haphazard parking of vehicles has addedto the noisy surroundings that is inimical to birds.

The situation is particularly horrific at some stage in public vacations when the complete campus will become nosier and crowded.

Experts inside the college have additionally blamed the noisy environment on the campus for the birds seeking new roosting locations.

“Though the birds have fled from the two main waterbodies, they have taken shelter at the lake adjoining to the swimming pool and within the botanical garden vicinity,” Md Kamrul Hasan, an associate professor of the zoology department told The Independent.

“The Wild Life Rescue Centre (WLRC) of the college is now complete to the brim with migratory birds. But due to public disturbance, the most popular areas for chicken watchers are now nearly empty of the winged guests this 12 months,” he introduced.

“The varsity authorities have failed to control cars coming to the campus from outside. With the registered graduate election scheduled to be held soon, the noise degree on the campus has long past up,” Hasan said.

“Though the university authorities have introduced Kabir Sarani to Chourangi point as a sanctuary for migratory birds, no projects have been taken to preserve the vicinity quiet and peaceful. The authorities have to make some policies and guidelines to maintain a congenial environment for the birds right away. To improve attention, we will organise a hen honest within the first or 2nd week of January,” he delivered.

JU registrar Abu Bakr Siddiq said: “We are privy to the state of affairs. But because the senate election is near handy, the campus is greater crowded now. We will, however, take instant steps to make sure that our campus remains a safe sanctuary for migratory birds.”

JU pro vice-chancellor Professor Amir Hussain stated: “We have imposed regulations on cars entering the campus to lessen disturbance. Besides, we’ve got also taken some tasks to make certain a calm and peaceful surroundings right here. But outsiders do not comply with the regulations. We can not take action towards them as maximum of them are our former college students.”

“But we are able to speak implementing the restrictions strictly as soon as the registered graduate election receives over,” he delivered.


Environment Desk,

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