1. 27 Migratory Birds Found Dead at Wildlife Sanctuary in Himachal

  • As many as 27 migratory birds have been reported dead on account of avian influenza in the Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary area of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary:
  • The Pong Dam also called the Beas dam is an artificial embankment Dam constructed across the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh.
  • The Reservoir created by the dam is called Maharana Pratap Sagar and is a renowned Bird Sanctuary.
  • The dam was constructed for hydroelectric power generation and irrigation.
  • Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary is also a Ramsar Site.
  • Maharana Pratap Sagar is located in the wetland zone of Shivalik Hills.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES,MINT

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