The natural water bodies in forest areas start drying up due to the rising temperatures. The situation for animals becomes tough therefore they venture into human-populated areas which may also lead to man-animal conflict,”

Therefore installing water tanks in the forests with facility for filling the tanks with tankers or other sources of water would go a long way in protecting the animals and the forests. Generally water from the nearby water sources is utilized by the forest department to fill the dried up tanks. But at times such tanks are also get dried up due to evaporation.

 

“In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill will to any human being, and even compassionate those who hold in bondage their fellow men, not knowing what they do.”

During one of the visits to the local forest authorities, WSO members learnt the need for the water tanks in the forests to protect the birds and the animals. WSO hence decided to facilitate and support the construction of Five(5) mini water tanks in the deep forests of Madapuram village, Mahabubabad to provide water to migrated ‘Painted Storks’ during the summer.

This activity of WSO in protecting the environment and supporting its needs is a classic example of a PPP model of filed level activity. Mr. Giridhar Ravula, the then acting ASP of Mahabubabad, coordinated and successfully implemented the whole activity in coordination with the local collector shri Ch.Sivalingaiah, IAS. These efforts have helped birds in the forest to have water and also safeguard their babies. The birds such as Painted Storks and their babies are accessing the facilities.

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