Volunteering opportunity for Ujani Waterbird Census
We are excited to announce the first Waterbird Census at Ujani Reservoir, organized by the Wildlife Research and Conservation Society (WRCS) in partnership with the Maharashtra Forest Department. This is the first ever Waterbird Census being conducted at Ujani Reservoir as part of the annual Asian Waterbird Census (AWC).
Water birds, spanning diverse species inhabiting rivers, lakes, and coastal areas, are a testament to the rich biodiversity of the continent. From striking waterfowls to migratory waders, these birds contribute to the ecological balance and signify the interconnectedness of varied aquatic habitats. The region hosts a fascinating array of avian life, including the majestic Stork, Herons, Cormorants, Ducks, Geese and Waders. Migratory patterns further highlight the significance of international collaboration in the conservation of these species, emphasizing the need for concerted efforts to protect their breeding and wintering grounds.
Despite their ecological importance, Asian water birds face growing threats such as habitat loss, pollution, and the impacts of climate change. Conservation endeavors are crucial to safeguard these avian populations and the delicate ecosystems they rely on. By fostering collaborative initiatives involving governments, conservation organizations, and local communities, it becomes possible to address these challenges and ensure the continued existence of Asian water birds while preserving the unique and vital water landscapes across the continent.
The Ujani Waterbird Census is a Citizen Science initiative, and the data collected through this effort will be instrumental in understanding the patterns and distribution of waterbirds. It presents an excellent opportunity for citizens, and wildlife enthusiast who want to contribute to nature conservation and research.
To Volunteer for the first ever Ujani Waterbird Census 2024, please register on the below.
Registration Form- https://forms.gle/md4ubmHG5oVhwM418