Status of Santragachi wetland birds with special reference to their conservation strategies
Sobhana Palit (Paul)
Various anthropogenic activities have influenced the structure and function of various wetlands of our country. So it is very important for us to make a check list or inventory of faunal diversity of wetlands (avifauna in this case) in order to conserve them. In West Bengal, Santragachi jheel is an abode of various migratory as well as resident birds. Considering this scenario, an effort has been made to study and to inventorise the avifaunal diversity of this wetland. This paper reports a total of twenty five species of birds classified as abundant, moderate or rare occurrence. A management strategy has also been put forward as a conservatory effort.