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.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

‘We have destroyed bird habitat... no intentions to protect avians’

| | Updated: Dec 25, 2016, 12.05 PM IST

NAGPUR: Over 35 years back, a young overworked dentist was facing high stress. His friends suggested him to find a hobby for de-stressing. Since he always had an interest in nature, he chose birdwatching.

What started as a leisure pursuit for Dr Anil Pimplapure eventually turned him into one of the finest ornithologist of the region. He has spent years covering every district of Vidarbha in search of the Great Indian Bustard (GIB), its nests, eggs or any other evidence suggesting the almost-extinct bird's presence.

Ahead of receiving the prestigious late Laxmikant Harkare Smruti Vanyajeev Samvardhan Puraskar 2016 at a programme to be held on Tuesday, Pimplapure talks about the declining population of migratory and urban birds, failure in conservation of the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) and the psychological impacts of birdwatching.


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