The expert should conduct the study at 11 clusters. Cluster here would mean the study area that
comprises of the project sites within the eco-sensitive zones of wildlife sanctuaries. Lengths and
habitations involved in the scope of study are as given in Table 1. Detailed list of habitations and
project activities will be provided to the successful bidder. The scope of work shall include but not
Prepare inventory of avifaunal (resident and migratory) and wild animal species spotted / present in the clusters.
The Project on Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project is being implemented by Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited with financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank. The Project involves conversion of rural low voltage distribution network (bare conductors) to Aerial bundled cable (ABC) in PuVVNL and MVVNL and separation of 11 KV feeder line in PVVNL and DVVNL. Approximately, 583 km of ABC conversion involving 535 habitations fall within eleven notified eco-sensitive zones (ESZ). Though ABC conversion may reduce the risk of electrocution of avifauna, the risk of bird collision remains. To ensure that the impact of the project works on biodiversity is minimum and adequate mitigation measures are adopted, a study is required to be done by an Institution of repute or subject expert, having relevant expertise and experience.
Objective of the study is to identify potential impacts of the project activities within ESZ boundaries on the faunal species especially avifaunal (including migratory birds) and arboreal and recommend measures to avoid, mitigate and / or compensate the impacts and/ or loss.
Screening Criteria 1
Minimum of 8 years of field experience in ornithology, wildlife survey, analysis of biodiversity data, assessment of impact of infrastructure (specially powerline) projects on birds and wildlife and preparation of biodiversity reports.
Screening Criteria 2
Expert working/worked in similar project for a reputed Institution will be preferred.