Friday, January 25, 2013

God Is Green

Winter is said to bring in a large number of migratory birds to Savar in Bangladesh, the place where this writing on the wall said, the God is Green.

 Indeed two of three large lakes were filled with them. The three lakes happen to be in Jahangir Nagar University campus.

I did not expect the place to be particularly different from Dhaka. Still, I was disappointed to see construction all over.

Young and park variety trees indicate that the indigenous trees have diminished and the new ones are part of plantation drives.

A friend informed that the birds start coming here from November and remain until March. She recollected the birds used to fully cover by the lakes surfaces.

Compared to this description, the number of the birds seemed small. It seems that the number of birds took a nose dive due to poor environmental conservation and a lack of protection.

In the last two or three years, the number has improved but unless pollution is controlled, construction minimized and made environment friendly, fishing in the lakes checked, spraying of insecticides stopped, and noise pollution caused by those in the campus and visitors' vehicle and blaring music systems regulated, this habitat of the migratory birds will remain under threat.

I hope. I wish.

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