Mumbai Mangrove Cell beefs up vigil near Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary

  • | Wednesday | 3rd June, 2020

Following mid-day's article highlighting the illegal entry of nature lovers and antisocial elements consuming liquor at Bhandup pumping station area in the jurisdiction of Thane creek flamingo sanctuary, the Mangroves Cell has beefed up the patrolling to apprehend the violators. On June 1, this paper did a story on how during the lockdown, the Thane creek flamingo Sanctuary had become a hotspot for parties and how the bird lovers would illegally enter the pumping station area near flamingos watching point which is a protected area. We would like to appeal to the nature lovers and all those trying to enter the sanctuary illegally, that they should follow the lockdown orders and not try to enter the sanctuary illegally or else they will have to face action." In Mumbai the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and Thane Creek Flamingos Sanctuary have also been shut for people. While the entry of the people has been strictly barred for tourists and outsiders in SGNP, it was observed that many nature lovers illegally entered the Thane Creek flamingo sanctuary through Bhandup pumping station to watch the migratory birds.

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