The wetlands have been under stress from increased pressure on land
It has been claimed that the district forest department has given contradictory reply to two RTI applications regarding the status of Bil Akbarpur. In July 6, 2009, the district forest department had reportedly admitted Bil Akbarpur was a wetland, placing it on top of the list of the 19 wetlands scattered over Dadri, Dankore and Jewar. However, in 2010, the number of wetlands was reduced to merely six and Bil Akbarpur was described as a small water body that is mistaken for a wetland. Some environmentalists have claimed that encroachment on the wetlands and construction by a leading construction firm are responsible for it.
The Bil Akbarpur area, also known as the Dadri wetlands, has been claimed to be home to over 200 species of birds and many birds have been spotted including the rare Bristled Grassbird, Sarus (Uttar Pradesh's state bird), Blue Throat (a rare bird from Alaska) and waterfowls such as Malard, Pintale, Shovelers, Garganey, Pochards, Wigeons and Waders.