w w w . i n d i a w i l d s . c o m
home
about Sabyasachi Patra
diary
forums
image gallery
contact IndiaWilds
Home
About
Diary
Forums
Gallery
ContactUs
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: 8 birds added to IUCN red list

  1. #1
    Join Date
    24-11-08
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    15,112

    Default 8 birds added to IUCN red list

    Eight birds added to IUCN red list
    Thu, Oct 29 2015

    IUCN has added the eight bird speices from India in the Red List of threatened species for 2015 -

    - The Northern Lapwing
    - Red Knot
    - Curlew Sandpiper
    - Eurasian Oystercatcher
    - Bar-Tailed Godwit.
    - Horned Grebe (uplisted from least concerned to vulnerable)
    - Common Pochard (uplisted from least concerned to vulnerable) and
    - Steppe Eagle

    Total number of threatened bird species in India have reached to 180 from 173. This show the increased threat to their grasslands and wetlands habitat.

    The European Roller was downlisted from near threatened to least concerned.

    BNHS director Deepak Apte said “The list of threatened species keeps on increasing with every assessment. That itself symbolizes that our efforts for conservation of species are not adequate. We need to logically rethink the developmental agenda, especially for the habitats and areas where these species exist. Some of the neglected habitats should therefore be a part of protected areas or marked as ecologically sensitive sites.”
    Last edited by Mrudul Godbole; 30-10-2015 at 03:47 PM.
    Regards,
    Mrudul Godbole

  2. #2
    Join Date
    24-11-08
    Location
    New Delhi
    Posts
    15,453

    Default

    I had never imagined Common Pochard to be also included in the list of threatened species. When a bird with a name common becomes uncommon, then it is a sign of impending trouble. Too often people ignore the role of the grassland ecosystems. There are also cases of misguided cases of tree plantations in the grasslands. Wish people can protect our grasslands.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •