Except 2008, the Keoladeo national park in Rajasthan has been receiving little or no water for the past six years. A seasonal breach of a dam upstream was the source of the water till 2003, the year the breach was repaired. Nobody at the time thought of the repercussions on the park. This year does not promise to be different.

With Rajasthan facing a serious threat of water scarcity, the forest department has taken up two projects to protect birds and wildlife from drought.

Jaipur: The Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan, better known as the Bharatpur bird sanctuary, is in the danger of losing its Unesco World Heritage Site status if the state government fails to build a drain to bring water into the reserve.

JAIPUR: Participants in a workshop on

Normally thronged by different varieties of winged guests during this time of the year, Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur district this time wears a deserted look due to delayed and scanty rainfall, much to the dismay of bird lovers.

Timely and accurate information about various habitats of a wetland ecosystem is necessary for the assessment, monitoring and management of a wetland. In this article, the state-of-the-art Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (PolSAR) data have been analysed to characterize various components of a wetland ecosystem.

Keoladeo National Park (KNP) is a 29 km2 area situated on the extreme western edge of the Gangetic basin that was once confluence of Rivers Gambhir and Banganga in Bharatpur district in the State of Rajasthan. KNP has a unique mosaic of habitats that include wetlands, woodlands, scrub forests, grasslands that supports an amazing diversity of both plant and animal species.

New Delhi: Over 35,000 wetland birds visited Bharatpur

An extensive survey was carried out to locate breeding colonies and nests of vultures in Rajasthan. A total of 5,080 vultures of 7 different species were counted in 23 districts of Rajasthan.