Champions of the Earth: 5-year-old girl separated from her parents, grew up to become the world’s ‘largest colony’ – न्यूज़लीड India

Champions of the Earth: 5-year-old girl separated from her parents, grew up to become the world’s ‘largest colony’


sensitivity to birds

He did not get the pampering of his parents in his childhood, but compassion and sympathy are a part of his personality. Dr Purnima Devi Barman dedicated her entire life to birds after falling in love with birds while living with her grandmother on the banks of the Brahmaputra river. As a result of this, he has got the biggest environmental honor today. With the efforts of Purnima, the tricolor is once again touching heights. The whole country is proud of the achievement of Purnima, the bird lover of Assam.

explains the importance of wetland

explains the importance of wetland

Poornima highlights the harmful effects on bird species of wetlands. They point out that when wetlands are lost, species that feed and breed on such land are at risk. The full moon is a reminder of the importance of protecting and restoring ecosystems.

Initiative to change the perception of the local people

Initiative to change the perception of the local people

According to information on the UNEP website, Purnima Barman knew when she started the initiative to protect the stork that to do so she would have to change people’s perception of the bird. The local people refer to the stork as “Hargila” in the Assamese language. Which means “bone swallower.” She united a group of village women to help.

Stork's baby shower!

Stork’s baby shower!

The result of Purnima’s efforts is that today “Hargila Sena” has more than 10,000 women. He told that the Hargila Army protects the nesting and hunting places of storks. Injured storks are rehabilitated. Birds that fall from their nests are taken care of. “Baby showers” are also arranged to celebrate the arrival of the newly born chicks.

World's largest breeding colony in Assam

World’s largest breeding colony in Assam

The Greater Adjutant Stork figures regularly in Assamese folk songs, poems, festivals and plays. UNEP said that since Barman began his conservation programme, the number of nests in the villages of Dadra, Pacharia and Singimari in Kamrup district has increased from 28 to more than 250. Thanks to these efforts, this area has become the largest breeding colony of Greater Adjutant Stork (a species of stork) in the world.

special breeding efforts

special breeding efforts

About five years ago, in 2017, Dr. Poornima Devi Burman started building tall bamboo nesting platforms for the endangered birds. His efforts were rewarded a few years later. The first major adjutant stork chick breeding took place on these experimental platforms as it was designed to allow the birds to lay eggs. After the UNEP award, he expressed his gratitude through an Instagram post.

See Dr Poornima’s Insta post below-

hope to inspire the next generation

hope to inspire the next generation

According to UNEP, Purnima Barman says that her biggest reward is the instilling a sense of pride among the members of the Hargila Army. Poornima hopes her success will serve as an inspiration for the next generation of conservationists. People who love birds will move towards fulfilling their dreams of conservation.

started 17 years ago

started 17 years ago

According to Poornima, “Women involved in conservation work often face challenging situations in a male-dominated society, but the Hargila Army has shown how women can make a difference.” UNEP stated that since the Champions of the Earth Award was established in 2005, several people have been honored with the annual Champions of the Earth Award. It is the highest environmental honor of the United Nations. Trailblazers are honored among such people who have played the most notable role in efforts to protect the natural world.

Record number of nominations for the award

Record number of nominations for the award

Regarding this year’s award, UNEP told that 111 award winners will get the award. 26 world leaders, 69 individuals and 16 organizations have been selected for the award. This year a record 2,200 nominations were received from around the world. Others who won the award include Arsenile (Lebanon); Constantino (Tino) Auça Chutas (Peru); The names of Sir Partha Dasgupta of the United Kingdom and Cecil Bibiane Ndjebet (Cameroon) are included.

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