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International Journal of Zoology
Volume 2012, Article ID 848757, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/848757
Research Article

Human-Bird Conflicts and Management Issues: A Case Study of Birds at Uppalapadu Lake, Andhra Pradesh, India

1Lab for Spatial Informatics, International Institute of Information Technology, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500032, India
2Department of Botany, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada 50008, India

Received 16 March 2012; Revised 8 May 2012; Accepted 14 May 2012

Academic Editor: Randy J. Nelson

Copyright © 2012 P. Rama Chandra Prasad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The current research focused on the issues related to human-bird conflicts and subsequent alternatives adopted by the migratory birds at Uppalapadu Lake (India). The study collates the information from field observations and literature surveys and draws conclusions based on the observation data. The study highlights the ways the local community, Forest Department, activist groups and other organizations participate in protecting the birds from harm. It also focuses on some of the management initiatives taken by the Forest Department that are helping the birds during their breeding periods. Overall, the research identifies the ecological importance of the lake with respect to birds and stresses the need for its protection and further expansion.