As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Meghalaya has the largest area of threatened bird species

Press Trust of India | Shillong 
December 1, 2014 Last Updated at 18:47 IST

Meghalaya boasts off the largest area of threatened bird species in the world which calls for protection of these breeding sites, a bird expert today said. 

Dr Anwaruddin Choudhury whose book 'Birds of Meghalaya' was released by Meghalaya Chief Secretary P B O Warjri stated that there are around 615 species of the birds found in the state. 

With the state having the largest breeding area of threatened winged beings in the world. Hence, he stressed on the need of protection of these breeding sites by safeguarding environment through awareness programmes and creation of more wildlife sanctuaries and community reserves. 

Releasing the book, Warjri lauded Dr Choudhury, an IAS officer from Assam, for penning the book. 

He hoped that this book will inspire the people of Meghalaya about the true wroth of birds and its preservation and wildlife in general.

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