Hyderabad: The Ameenpur lake located at Sangareddy now has 261 species of birds courtesy of the Telangana Special Protection force whereas Pelicans, are one of them.
An imaginative initiative has become reality where around 261 species of birds now has 261 species of birds. The Ameenpur lake was adopted by the Telangana state protection force around three and a half years ago where in their aim was to save the winged visitors.
In a Facebook post by the Director General of Police, Special Protection Force, Telangana, Tejdeep Kaur Menon, wrote - " A concerted campaign and imaginative initiative has paid off. Atleast one of the species of winged visitors to the shimmering Waters of the Ameenpur lake, pelicans, have taken to the exclusive perches in the lake. This is the latest addition to the treat of those visiting the lake environs for the visual delight as well as for capturing it with their cameras. With this conservation of the lake and it's surroundings gain a new dimension. "
Notably, The Ameenpur lake located at Sangareddy is the first body of water in India to be recognised as a Biodiversity Heritage site in November 2016 and is the first biodiversity site to be approved in an urban area. It covers a surface area of 93 acres and has a max depth of 26ft.
Speaking to Newsmeter, DGP, Special Protection force, Tejdeep Kaur Menon said - " This initiative was taken by me as the Telangana Special Protection force adopted the Ameenpur lake three and a half years ago. This project was assigned to the Irrigation department around One and a half year ago. Around 261 species of birds, both resident and migratory are found at the Ameenpur lake among which, Pelicans are one.