Saving the Crane Eggs!

Hello friends, recently a wonderful piece of news published in The Times of India, Kolkata edition, about the sincere efforts of the viilagers of Gujarat state of India to save the two crane eggs, laid in their farmland. It has made me so happy that I decided to share it with you. The love and affection shown to a Saras crane couple in the family way is truely amazing, as they have turned a one acre agricultural farmland into a makeshift artificial wetlands for the safe keeping of the eggs!

I must tell you that Saras cranes are the endangered species,  whose numbers is feared to have declined to around 600 in Gujarat.

Actually, few days back, a Saras crane couple has taken refuge in the agricultural farm owned by Bachubhai Thakore, of Ganasar village near Sanand, Gujarat. The villagers were brimming with excitement when they discovered two eggs of the birds in the farm. For the past one month, the villagers have done everything possible, in their collective zeal to ensure that the eggs are not harmed.

The eggs need wetlands to survive  and the farm was drying up due to summer heat. So to provide conducive environment to the vulnerable eggs, the villagers first brought waters in pots and buckets, later created  channels to divert water from the nearby canal to create a makeshift, artificial wetland!

They also kept 24Γ—7 vigil to ensure that the eggs are not attacked by the wild animals or dogs. Even they did the harvesting in the plot by hands instead of machines to avoid disturbing the birds. 

The Bachubhai’s farm has become a most frequented spot by the villagers. The entire village is thrilled as the eggs are likely to be hatched anytime next week.

Friends, isn’t wonderful and commendable that people have become so caring towards animals and birds. I have also mentioned to you in my blog post, A Glimmer of Hope, how the villagers of West Bengal have avoided killing a leopard with a cub despite the loss of their cattles in the hands of the wild animal.

The peaceful and healthy coinhabitation of humans, animals and  trees on this earth is the way forward for the sustainable environment. Let’s all make our one and only earth a beautiful place to live!

Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

19 thoughts on “Saving the Crane Eggs!

  1. This is such a heart touching story. I am so happy to know that people with magnanimous hearts like Shri Bachubhai do care for birds and animals. I salute him and also congratulate you for sharing such an inspiring story. 😊😊

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  2. What a truly remarkable and inspirational story, Mousumi. And how lovely of Bachubhai Thakore to be keeping these Saras Cranes and their new eggs safe and protected. I can really imagine the excitement of the villagers nearby at having something so wonderful in their midst. Will you find out when the eggs have hatched? If you do, I’d love to hear of their arrival into this precious world of ours. I love and totally agree with your last paragraph, ‘The peaceful and healthy cohabitation of humans, animals and trees on this earth is the way forward for the sustainable environment. Let’s all make our one and only earth a beautiful place to live!’ I think we are of similar minds, you and me, Mousumi. Stay well xx πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ€—

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    1. You know, Ellie, even I am very curious to know about the young ones. Would definitely tell you, if I come to know about them. Thanks a lot for liking the story. Glad to have a like minded friend like you, I feel really fortunate to connect with all of you ❀ πŸ’– πŸ’—

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    1. Yes, something heart- warming for the World Environment Day! It gives us hope that all is not lost in blind persuit of power and wealth. Thank you Indira for your kind appreciation. ❀

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