Rasikbeel is a breeding site for about 40 species of ducks and it is fast degrading. In 1991, the villagers helped to remove the water hyacinth that was choking the lake. The Forest Department decided to encourage eco-tourism in this area to protect the natural habitat and help supplement the income of the villagers. However, this tourism was increasing the noise pollution in the area which disturbed the birds. The water hyacinth also began choking the lake once again. These factors may have contributed to the decline of the bird population in this area and the villagers are not benefitting either.