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For a safe flight: India to get maps for migratory birds’ routes – Hindustan Times

To ensure a safer flight, India is getting maps that tell them migratory birds routes. There is a bid to protect migratory birds from getting hurt by electricity transmission lines or wind mills. The maps are going to be satellite based. There have been many birds getting hurt due to these wires.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is creating satellite-based maps of migratory bird routes.
  • They hope this will help protect migratory birds from injuries from electricity transmission lines or wind mills.
  • Currently, migratory species like flamingos have been dying due to the presence of high tension wires along coastlines.

“Wildlife experts said while a number of green energy projects have been sanctioned by the Centre, mostly related to wind energy and setting up of wind mills, the environment impact assessment (EIA) for such projects do not look at the migratory route of birds that could be obstructed by the projects.”

http://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/for-a-safe-flight-india-to-get-flyway-maps-for-migratory-birds/story-wtubsn2shHgrV27RcKk4KL.html