Long-distance migration can be seen throughout the animal kingdom and can have large impacts on population dynamics and species distributions. The act of migration itself also affects the evolution of a species, as evolutionary forces select for certain characteristics in animals conducting long-distance migration. Monarch butterflies are best known for their annual migration from Canada and the northern United States to central Mexico, but some populations of monarchs have lost the ability to migrate.
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Protection of migratory birds, 25/04/2016. The State-wise details of funds allocated for protection of wildlife, including migratory birds, and their habitat is at Annexure.
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Social Action For Forest & Environment (SAFE) Vs Uttarakhand Forest Department & Others dated 21/03/2016 regarding construction of 2 km length of wall on the right bank of Song river in Rajaji National Park, Motichur range of Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) viruses were isolated from migratory waterfowl in South Korea during fall 2014–winter 2015, a recurrence after initial introduction in winter 2014. These reappeared viruses were phylogenetically distinct from isolates circulating in poultry farms in South Korea.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rohit Choudhury Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 16/12/2015 regarding obstruction of Upper Dihing East Elephant Corridor by building a golf course, Kaziranga National Park, Assam.