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Man-made floating bird island launched at Neknampur Lake

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Telangana State Biodiversity Board (TSBDB), in collaboration with Environment Protection Training & Research Institute (EPTRI) organised World Wetlands Day celebrations on the theme ‘Wetlands and human wellbeing’ to sensitise the communities, school and college students about the importance of wetlands and  biodiversity on the eve of World Wetlands Day at Nekampur lake on Friday.
A total of approximately 300 participants attended in the event which witnessed activities like Wetland Walk; Poster Competition on Wetlands and Human Well-being; photo exhibition On wetlands and their biodiversity and welcome dance on the theme ‘Lifestyle for environment.
Chief Guest Konda Surekha, Minister for Environment, Forest and Endowments inaugurated the biggest man-made Floating bird island of India at Neknampur Lake and participated in the plantation drive.
She emphasised the need of wetlands as they are referred to as ‘earth’s kidneys’ because of their high and long-term capacity to filter pollutants from the water that flows through them.  She urged the students to get enrolled in Wetland Mitra and to take the responsibility of protecting the wetland from dumping of waste and plastics. The Minister also highlighted how Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was adopted on this day on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
The Guest of honour for the event was  A Vani Prasad, Principal Secretary, Environment, Forests, Science and Technology, Govt. of Telangana and Director General, EPTRI and other dignitary attended the event was Kalicharan S Khartade, Secretary, Telangana State Biodiversity Board (TSBDB).
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