SUBJECT :Rising awareness amongst the people regarding ecology and preservation has led Dudhwa National Park to host International Bird Festival on February 9, 10, and 11, aiming to promote eco-tourism. 

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February 9, 2018: Rising awareness amongst the people regarding ecology and preservation has led Dudhwa National Park to host International Bird Festival on February 9, 10, and 11, aiming to promote eco-tourism.

During previous years 2015-16, the festival was organised in the Chambal safari in UP, the officials said that shifting of the festival to new locations will promote more places in regard to eco-tourism. Therefore the chosen location for the year is expecting bird experts and the eminent documentary maker Mike Pandey, who will be the brand ambassador of the event.

The event will include cultural shows by Dudhwa Tharus to showcase their heritage and culture, and also exhibitions and stalls to be set to display handicrafts and artifacts created by the Tharu tribe.

"The purpose behind the international bird festival is to promote eco-tourism in Dudhwa and to give it a distinct international identity besides highlighting its traditional Tharu arts, culture, and heritage," Principal Chief Conservator of Forests SK Upadhyay told media persons here today.

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Photo exhibitions, bird paintings, and competitions will be held, according to Upadhyay. They are also setting up 20 additional cottages at the Florican village for aspiring sponsors.

Dudhwa spread over an area of 811 sq km of grasslands and dense forests have numerous species of birds found here. There are about 1300 species of birds in Indian subcontinent out of which 450 species can be seen in Dudhwa National Park.

Species like Red Jungle Fowl, Osprey, Hornbill, Orioles, Bengal Florican, Shama, Fishing eagle, Paradise flycatcher, Serpent-eagle, Pea fowl, Woodpeckers, Indian Pitta, Emerald dove etc can be seen. Endless migratory birds visit in the winter season making Dhudwa, the favourite place for bird watchers.


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