Gurgaon: A senior manager with an MNC tried desperately to save the life of a peacock that had been hit by a vehicle on Golf Course road on Saturday evening

A sudden spurt in peacock deaths in two districts of Haryana has forced the government to take steps to save the bird.

According to an NGO here, over 150 peacocks died in Narnaul and Rewari districts last month. "The reason behind most deaths was electrocution. In some cases they died after consuming pesticide," animal activist Naresh Kadyan told IANS.

With a view to protect and increase the population of peacock and chinkara in Haryana, the State Government has chalked out an ambitious plan to set up an integrated project for their conservation and breeding that would be developed over 70 acres of land.


Poaching, trapping and sale of peachicks is going on in district Tharparkar despite a ban on hunting and poaching in the district where peacock, deer and other rare species are on the verge of extinction.

A short-term study on population status and distribution pattern of Indian peafowl, Pavo cristatus during peak breeding season from January to May 2006 was conducted in Chilla range of Rajaji National Park.

Vadodara: Nine peacocks were found dead at Panelav village in Halol taluka on Wednesday evening. The national bird is believed to have been fallen prey to poisoning and forest department is conducting investigation.

The Madhupur forests have almost disappeared, thanks to encroachment, neglect in preservation, corruption by forest officials, nepotism in leasing forestland and discriminatory attitudes towards indigenous people for decades.

KARIMNAGAR: In a bizarre incident, hunters killed 19 peacocks by sprinkling poison-laced seed at a water point on the outskirts of Kalwakota village of Medipalli mandal of Karimnagar district on Sunday.

Bharuch: Four peacocks were found dead near Suki river at a Dhavdi village in Nan-dod taluka of Narmada district. Forest department confirmed that two had died on Wednesday and two on Thursday.
The mysterious deaths were reported by locals on Wednesday to Kevadia range forest office when they saw five to six peacocks lying unconscious near Suki river.