CAT along with Sanctuary Asia, Wetlands International, and the Maharashtra Forest Department started a survey along the Thane Creek in Mumbai in 2006. The aim of this project is to estimate the population of flamingos found within the Thane Creek area and to understand their distribution within the Thane Creek. This project will help identify the areas of ecological importance within the Thane creek.
This project will highlight the importance of the Thane creek as a habitat for threatened species of migratory waterfowl including flamingos and other wildlife. This project will also bring out specific areas along the Thane creek that provide critical habitat for wildlife which do not have alternative sites to replace them and hence play a very important role in the city of Mumbai.
The second year of this project has begun and regular field surveys, documenting and researching the presence, activity and behaviour of flamingos along the Thane Creek is being conducted.