Friday, August 6, 2010

Experts rack brains to scare away birds

KOCHI: Ornithologists, considered the staunchest supporters of birds, will now be thinking of ways to scare them away � from airports.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sought the help of some of the best ornithologists and wildlife experts in India to rein in avian population in and around airports to prevent bird hits of aeroplanes.

The AAI has approached 15 ornithologists across the country to devise �action plans for effective control of bird population and minimise ornithological interference with air traffic through extensive survey of inside and surroundings of the airports.

The experts approached by the AAI include A.R. Rahamani, Lalitha Vijayan, K. Sivakumar, Dhananjay Mohan, Ataman Athreya, P.O. Nameer and Usha Ganguli.

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