Siliguri’s Optopic takes initiatives to save yellow-breasted bunting birds

Siliguri, 12th January: As the number of yellow-breasted bunting birds is dwindling in Siliguri, the ecological institute Optopic has started taking initiatives to conserve them.
At present, the endangered species has a worldwide figure of around 2000. These European birds live in the bushes and survive by eating whatever food they manage to get. There are about 15-20 birds of this species living in the Siliguri enclosed Porajhar area.
Sighting their decreasing numbers, the association is constantly taking initiatives to save the species.
Deepjyoti Chakraborty, a member of the organization stated that on Sunday, a meeting was held in the Porajhar area regarding the protection of these birds. The local villagers, the President of the Phansidewa Panchayat Samiti and the BDO of the area were present during the meeting. Discussions were held to find out ways to increase their existence.
Deepjyoti Chakraborty further stated that to increase the number of this particular bird species, more bushes are required. Therefore, efforts are being made to increase bushes in the area.

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