Great Indian Bustard, White-bellied Heron on the brink

The White-bellied Heron, the Great Indian Bustard, the Peacock Tarantula and the Spoon-billed Sandpiper of India are among the 100 most threatened species of the planet and “closest to extinction.” The Javan Rhino and Sumatran Rhino — considered extinct in India — are also present in the list compiled by scientists of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).The list was released by the Zoological Society of London and the IUCN at the World Conservation Congress being held in the Republic of Korea.

Five more peacocks on Monday died in Tharparkar, taking the death toll across Sindh in one month to 198.

A large number of peacocks were found dead under suspicious circumstances in the Anaikkaradu forest area at Kaveriammanpatti village, Dindigul, on Monday.

While villagers put the number of dead birds at “more than 50,” Forest Department officials claimed that only 15 were found dead. The dead birds were found near some mounds in the forest. Expressing shock over the development, villagers put the blame on farmers, who cultivated the land near these mounds, suggesting that they could have poisoned the birds to protect their crops.

Despite passage of about one month, the Sindh Wildlife Department has not succeeded to overcome the Newcastle viral disease in peacocks in various areas of Tharparkar, as nine more birds died on Su

Viral disease which broke in the peacocks of Thar has affected peacocks in Nara taluka of district Khairpur.

NIZAMABAD: Ten peacocks died after consuming pesticide-mixed water at Chittapur village in Balkonda mandal of Nizamabad on Sunday morning.

Over three dozens peacocks have died due to imbalanced diet that seems to have affected their nervous system during last two weeks in Thar area of the province.

Four peahens and a peacock were found dead on the border of the fields in Merwada village near Shyamlaji in Sabarkantha district on Tuesday.

Two peahens were also found struggling for life and were shifted to a veterinary clinic in Shyamlaji, officials said. According to range forest officer P K Desai, two birds, including the peacock, were found in the well, while carcasses of three peahens were found in the field.

HATHRAS (UP): At least 17 peacocks were found dead near Kheria village here, officials said.

The administration has initiated a probe into an incident in which a large number of birds including 11 peacocks had died following consumption of poison-laced grains in Lasara Jhiri forest near he