Nashik: In the most inhuman act in recent times, around 15 birds died after illegal cutting of tree in city. The incident left 12 birds injured and around 8 eggs of birds were broken. The incident took place near Nirmala Convent Highway, Gangapur Road. Three persons illegally cut down a Khaya tree or African Mohogany with axe, electric saw and ropes. The incident took life of 15 birds.
The khaya tree on the road side was a home to about 50 birds. After cutting the trees 12 birds got injured while 15 died on the spot and 8 eggs were broken. There were also small chicks in injured and deads. Without taking any permission the persons took down the tree. On top of that no citizen took initiative to stop act.
The volunteers of the Eco Echo Foundation reached the spot after a passerby informed about it. The volunteers took the injured birds for treatment and are under shelter of Eco Echo Foundation. The forest department has seized the equipments.
- Vaibhav Bhogale, Wildlife Warden,