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WIll the Great Indian Bustard be the first species to go extinct in India?

Live Wire, Fried Wings
Alamy (From Outlook Issue 12 October 2015)
Live Wire, Fried Wings
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The Poor Bustard...

  • Designate well-protected core breeding areas, where the bustards’ ecological needs are factored in with low-intensity livelihood concerns
  • Enlist support of local communities and all the relevant departments
  • Conserve grasslands. Curtail detrimental infrastructure and other projects in GIB priority areas.
  • Policy changes regarding land use and prioritisation of ‘Bustard-friendly grazing’ and cropping policies
  • Controlling feral dog populations in and around critical GIB areas

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On the afternoon of September 15, a farmer in Karamba village of Solapur, Maharashtra, was grazing his cattle when he noticed a large, severely injured bird on the ground, its wings singed. Hovering by, waiting for death to strike, were a few feral dogs. As he edged closer, he saw a black mobile-like device on the prone creature. He knew the bird, a frequent visitor to his...

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