Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016
Nagpur: For the first time satellite telemetry data has indicated that critically endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB) use vast tracts of land in addition to the protected areas earmarked for them. This has underlined the importance of protecting and conserving habitats within and outside the sanctuary.
A detailed report submitted by Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, to state forest department three days ago states that small habitats across the landscape need to be protected near Warora in Chandrapur and Nannaj in Solapur that consist of breeding and non-breeding sites. The report also emphasizes on in-situ conservation to save the GIBs.