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Gujarat is fast emerging as an eco-tourism destination; boasting of a wide range of pristine and even hitherto unexplored destinations for avid nature lovers. It is known as land of warmth and hospitality. It is so pleasing that even the angels of nature - birds - feel this spirit and flock down from distant lands. We host over 520 species of birds today, and have been attracting these wonderful creatures for decades.
The 2nd Global Bird Watchers' Conference being held from January 19-22, 2012, is an endeavour to not only showcase this strength of Gujarat; but importantly to also deliberate on how to preserve this wonderful gift of nature from the many threats posed by the modern world.
Gujarat sees environmental preservation and the maintenance of ecological balance, as non-negotiable elements of a sustainable growth agenda. Ensuring the sustenance of appropriate eco-systems for these lovely feathered friends of ours from around the world forms an important component of our overall strategy.
Key Speakers : Dr. Bharat Jethva, Dr. David H Harper, Dr. Ted Floyd
Organizers : Gujarat Tourism, Government of Gujarat