Ethical Dimensions of Nature Watching

Ethical Dimensions of Nature Watching

We may undertake a number of outdoor studies which may require us to observe various facets of nature from small insects to bigger birds and mammals. However, we must not forget that there is an ethical dimension to it. To cite an example, monsoon time is breeding time for many common birds in the city of Mumbai. This includes Purple rumped Sunbirds, Scaly breasted Munias, Red whiskered Bulbuls and Red vented Bulbuls and many more. Their nests are often in plain view or accessible areas in urban landscapes.

Though we may be looking for other specimens (snails, fruit flies or earthworms etc.), we may unintentionally or intentionally go close to nesting areas which may attract potential predators or might lead to encounters/accidents with the nests.

In order to avoid such situations, we need to bear in mind some basics and ethics while observing nature in the outdoors. I am sharing with you a short document (for bird watching) that enlists some points to consider.
To access the document, visit: HBCSE CLOUD DRIVE


Important message about ethical dimensions of nature watching/citizen science projects, all cubists please take a note of it.

Please share the message with your friends/colleagues, etc


Thanks so much for this message @Adithi. Very useful and timely.

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