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23rd January, 2023 Environment

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Context: Nature enthusiasts have voiced concern as the number of migratory birds flocking to the Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal's Birbhum district has declined sharply this year.


  • Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite region.
  • This area lies between two mighty rivers the Damodar and the Ajay.
  • They flow almost parallel to each other( 30 km apart) in the region.
  • Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary (popular for Deer Park) was established in 1977.
  • This wooded area is located near Santiniketan in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal.
  • It is home to a number of deer including the Blackbuck and Spotted deer. Other animals include jackals, foxes and a variety of water birds.