Short Note on Project Great Indian Bustard

Great Indian Bustard is one of the heaviest flying birds with an average weight of 15 to 18 kg. According to the estimate of 1969, the population of the bird was 1260. At that time, this bird was observed in geographical location of 11 states in India. Haryana, Punjab, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh were known as habitat of Great Indian Bustard.

Today, population of bird is below 200 and therefore this bird is placed in the category of critically endangered species. Habitat of this bird is now restricted to Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Project Great Indian Bustard is considered as an important on-going scheme of our country. This scheme was launched in 2013 to establish conservation breeding centers for vultures across the country. This scheme is also focused on strategies to reduce pressure on habitat of this bird.

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