Islamabad: Afraid of a sharp drop in bird counts, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has begun putting up nesting boxes in large parks and other green spaces to boost the avifauna’s population growth rate.

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“We have launched the project with the Kachnar Park (Sector I-8) where more than 100 colourful nests have been set up to avert the increasing decrease in bird population by providing suitable habitat,” said CDA Director General Environment Naveed Tareen.

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He told this organization that feeders were also put in certain boxes to satisfy the birds’ nutritional needs. More big parks, including Lake View, Shakarparian, and F-9, will soon have such boxes, according to him. He added that locations in Margalla Hills National Park were being identified for migratory birds nesting.

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