Give Me Trees – Reviving Biodiversity
A monitor lizard and a Red-naped Ibis were spotted at the plantation site developed by Give Me Trees Trust and the HCL Foundation in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The role of these giant monitor lizards in biodiversity is to control prey populations and play the role of scavengers. Monitor lizards are usually shy creatures and try to stay away from humans. They don’t attack anyone unless they are provoked to do so.
The Red-naped Ibis feeds on insects, lizards, aquatic insects and small reptiles and is mostly found in marshes, lakes, dry fields and river beds. The bird is also known as the Black Ibis or the Indian Black Ibis.
The spotting of these species is a result of the plantation that proved to be a significant step in reviving biodiversity in the area.