International bustard round-up

Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Saudi royal in Pakistan to hunt endangered Houbara bustard

A prince of Saudi Arabia’s royal family has arrived in Pakistan’s Balochistan province for hunting the Houbara bustard, days after the country’s Supreme Court lifted a ban on hunting of the endangered bird…
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86 camels seized for creating havoc in Gwalior’s Bustard sanctuary

Eighty six camels were seized by the forest department officials in Gwalior and two herd’s men arrested on Sunday. The herd’s men belong to Mandsaur in MP and Jhala district of neighbouring Rajasthan, informed forest department official. They were produced in CJM court and later released on bail…

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Lesser florican population drastically declining in grasslands of Ajmer

The Kharmore or lesser florican population in the Sonkhaliya grasslands of Ajmer are drastically declining, conservationists have warned. Over the past three years the number of the bustard sightings has come down from 400 to 100 in Rajasthan alone, indicating long-term population decline.

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David Waters

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David Waters is the founder and director of the Great Bustard Group.

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