Rise in pollution levels, dying natural habitats and threat of poaching have led to a decrease in the number of migratory birds at the Harike wetland. Spread over 100 square kilometres, the wetland attracts lakhs of birds from Central Asia and trans-Russian region every year.
A $1 billion proposal to build the first big U.S. offshore wind-power farm passed a key hurdle on Thursday by winning permit requirements in Massachusetts, where it faces opposition from some influential residents.
Not very optimistic about return of Siberian cranes to Keoladeo park JAIPUR: Ornithologist Peter Kaestner has suggested reaching out to the "aam aadmi' (common man) through "charismatic mega fauna' such as the tiger and the elephant for long-term conservation goals in India. Conservation should be presented to the public in such a manner that they would understand it and relate it to their lives and ethos, he said.