The Keoladeo National Park (KNP), better known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is one of the world

JULY 2008: Hope had almost died, much like the sanctuary at Bharatpur, starved of water and life for nearly five years. As the monsoon approached, many a hopeful eye looked to the sky. This time, the gods did not disappoint and rain drenched a parched earth.

The water-starved Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, whose Unesco status of world heritage site is under threat due to persistent water crisis, can finally soak some hope. The Supreme Court-constituted central empowered committee (CEC) has sanctioned Rs 65 crores to this sanctuary for water harvesting projects and maintaining its aquatic ecology.

A proposal for water supply to Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur was forwarded by the Government of Rajasthan seeking assistance from Planning Commission as advised and approved by the

Confirming that UNESCO has put Manas and Keoladeo National Parks in

Why is the Keoladeo National Park attracting fewer birds? ONCE THE PRIDE Siberian cranes no longer visit Keoladeo I had heard a lot about Keoladeo and for the last three years had waited for the right time to go there

A model for the wetland part of KNP is presented and analyzed. Two-dimensional parameter scans suggest that this minimal model possesses dynamical complexities. Per capita availability of water to

The objective of the present report is 1) to focus on the present and past status of Sarus Crane 2) to throw light on the factors responsible for population decline, if any and 3) to recommend measures for Sarus conservation in the region. The study was conducted in selected areas of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan State in a radius of about 100 km from Keoladeo National Park (KNP).

Nine species of vultures are recorded from the Indian subcontinent. The populations of three resident Gyps species, namely Oriental White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis, Long- billed Vulture Gyps indicus and Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris crashed during the mid nineties of the last century. Vulture declines were first documented at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Subsequently, the crash in populations was documented across the country.

The conflict over the use of the waters of the Panchna dam for the Keoladeo National Park, in which upstream farmers in the command area of the dam have staged protests, is about rapidly decreasing water supply amidst a growing number of users.