Tafileh initiative launched to conserve wild birds

Birds bird
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AMMAN — The Green Coverage Association for the Conservation of the Environment and Wildlife launched the “Wild bird watering” project in Tafileh to preserve the biodiversity of wild migratory birds on Tuesday, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

The project includes a package of initiatives and activities such as bird watering, rainwater harvesting, creating feeding platforms, conducting awareness-raising campaigns on endangered birds, and contributing to bird breeding.

Association President Ahmad Al-Saoud said that the association, founded last year, began its environmental projects with the launch of a wild bird watering initiative for migratory flocks crossing the skies of Tafileh. The association built 1,500 drinking stops to receive wild birds such as chukar partridges and wild pigeons.

The new project aims to spread a culture of care for wild and migratory birds, encourage the preservation of the environment, and reduce over-hunting, he added.

Project Coordinator Ali Al-Marayat noted that the project includes a phased package for providing grain and water to wild birds in several locations. This is especially important given low rates of rainfall and a lack of feeding stations and water springs in the plains, mountains, and valleys of Tafileh that receive bird migrations.

With the aim of conserving endangered birds, a list of species in the project areas has been established, he said, inviting relevant stakeholders to contribute to supporting the project.

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