Indian Bird Conservation Network Program

Wild Orissa joined the Indian Bird Conservation Network and the Important Bird Areas Program as an organisational partner during 1997. As part of this program the organization has been interacting and advising the concerned agencies on the issue of conservation of birds in the IBAs shortlisted for the state of Orissa. These include Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary, Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhittarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Similipal Tiger Reserve, Mangalajodi in Chilika and Nalaban Wildlife Sanctuary in Chilika. These IBA sites have been visited and monitored from various perspectives including on birds. Wild Orissa has been celebrating IBA Days in the state of Orissa from time to time. Various other promotional activities including meetings, workshops, seminars, competitions, etc. have been organised from time to time to elicit intervention suggestions as well as spread the message for the need for conservation. During all these senior level government functionaries apart from the press/media, local communities, children and youth, have taken part. The issues deliberated upon and the suggestions which emanate have been duly communicated to the appropriate forum. The issue of bird conservation has also been addressed by Wild Orissa through its various other programs like Conservation of Waterfowl  Breeding Habitat, Waterfowl Monitoring, Community Participation in Waterfowl Conservation, Wild Birds Conservation, Rescue and Release to the Wilds, etc.

IBA DAY 2008