Green Works Trust (GWT) proudly announces the implementation of the
‘No Playback Policy’ for the first time in Maharashtra.
A good practice which, Founder and Managing Trustee Nikhil Bhopale has been following since more than 2 decades turned into an initiative for the GWT team. The GWT team proposed to implement a ‘No Playback Policy’ in all protected areas of Maharashtra. The Forest Department acknowledged the issue of rampant usage of Playbacks and its harmful effects on birds and thus, gave thoughtful consent to implement the ‘No Playback Policy’ at 3 wildlife sanctuaries in Maharashtra, to begin with. The sanctuaries are Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary and Karnala Bird Sanctuary.
Maharashtra is the 2nd state in India to implement this policy. The Uttarakhand Government, with support from the Additional PCCF was the first state in India to implement a ‘No Playback Policy’ at Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve and Jim Corbett National Park.
To assist the Department in implementing the ‘No Playback Policy’ in an effective manner, GWT has created a series of boards, which are put up at the entrance of these 3 sanctuaries.