“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Great Indian Bustard

  1. The Great Indian Bustard, one of the heaviest flying birds, can weigh up to 15 kg and grow up to one meter in height.
  2. It is considered the flagship grassland species, representing the health of the grassland ecology.
  3. For a long, conservationists have been demanding to secure this population, warning that the bird might get extinct in the coming decades.
  4. It would become the first mega species to disappear from India after Cheetah in recent times.
  5. Till the 1980s, about 1,500-2,000 Great Indian Bustards were spread throughout the western half of India, spanning eleven states.
  6. However, with rampant hunting and declining grasslands, their population dwindled.
  7. In July 2011, the bird was categorized as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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