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.

Saturday 6 December 2014

Slight increase in population of saras bird: forest dept

Priyangi Agarwal, TNN | Dec 5, 2014, 09.59PM IST
BAREILLY: Although there has been a drastic decline in the population of the sarus cranes in the district, this year, foresters said there were 142 more birds spotted in Bareilly division than last year.

The survey results have brought cheer to locals, bird watchers and the forest department, which recently launched a drive to conserve the state bird after noticing an alarming reduction in sightings of the bird which was at one time very common.

After the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) listed crane under vulnerable bird species in schedule IV of Wildlife Act, 1972, the forest department had conducted a two-day survey to determine its number in Bareilly division which includes Bareilly, Shahjahanpur, Pilibhit and Badaun districts.

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