Mass culling of birds

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Supaul District Starts Culling To Prevent Bird Flu Spread: Bihar

After the Bihar Animal Husbandry department confirmed the spread of bird flu, Supaul district administration started killing birds, chickens and their eggs in the region. As per sources, birds in the range of 1-9 km range of affected areas are being killed to prevent the spread of the disease. Ram Shankar Jha, Animal Husbandry Officer said, "Teams have been deployed to sanitize the area completely".

Sat, 16 Apr 2022 - 09:00 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bird Flu, Bihar, Sapaul district, Birds, Animal Husbandry

Courtesy: ANI

Kevadia Jungle Safari

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53 Exotic Animals & Birds Die In Kevadia Jungle Safari: Gujarat

Around 53 out of 163 animals and birds that were brought from different states and foreign countries died inside the Kevadia jungle safari, in Gujarat. In addition, around Rs 5.47 crore were spent in three years on buying these animals and birds. Notably, around 8.37 lakh people visited the Kevadia jungle safari and an income of over Rs 15.73 crore was generated in 2020 and 2021.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 - 05:54 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: environment, Kevadia jungle safari, animals, Birds, Death

Courtesy: India Today

Indian grey hornbill

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Gir National Park Brings Back 20 Indian Grey Hornbills After Decades

Authorities at the Gir National Park in Gujarat have released 20 Indian grey Hornbills into the facility, since it was last seen a few decades ago. Chief conservator of forests stated that they would add more than 20 hornbills in Gir, to increase the bird's population. He commented, "Once their numbers in Gir reach about 500 pairs, it will be safe to assume that their population is stable".

Tue, 01 Mar 2022 - 03:50 PM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Hornbill, Gir National park, Gujarat, Birds, Wildlife

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Kurja Birds

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Rajasthan: 189 Kurja Birds Dead; 2 Bird Flu Cases Reported In Jodhpur

Jodhpur records two bird flu cases, with 180 Kurja birds reportedly found dead in Rajasthan last week. Moreover, samples of the dead birds were collected and sent to Bhopal for testing. It was further noticed the birds were infected with "Avian influenza".The District Collector held an emergency meeting with the forest officers and directed them to take necessary steps. "We are taking necessary actions according to Govt. of India", an… read-more

Sun, 14 Nov 2021 - 11:36 AM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Birds, Bird Flu, Rajasthan, Jodhpur, Breaking

Courtesy: ANI


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Hunters Allowed To Kill 'Vulnerable' European Turtle Doves In Italy

Hunters in Italy now have access to shoot 'vulnerable' categorized European turtle doves in the country. The Italian Hunting Federation supported the move will give power to the country's 5,00,000 licensed hunters to execute the rare bird species. International Union for Conservation of Nature also confirmed that the species population has… read-more

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 01:45 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: European Turtle Doves, Europe, Italy, Birds, Hunters, International Union for Conservation of Nature, France

Courtesy: The Independent

Rare Bird

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Rare Birds From Eurosiberian Region Detected In Chhattisgarh

In the water body between Dongarhgarh and Khairagarh in Chattisgarh's Rajanadgaon, a rare species of migratory birds from the Eurosiberian region were found. The birds spotted in India for the first time, numbered around 20, include Spoonbill, Painted Storks, Northern Pintail, and Common Teal. An official said the birds are not scared of the people who come closer to them. Besides, ornithologists predicted that the birds might stay till… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 07:11 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: environment, migratory birds, Birds, Rare birds

Bird Census in Uttarakhand

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Corbett Reserve Stretch Plans Bird Census From Feb 16, After 13 Year

To give thrust to avian conservation, the Uttarakhand forest department is planning to conduct bird census in the Corbett Tiger Reserve landscape from February 16-18. Sensing a possibility of over 600 bird species in the landscape, the census to be conducted after the 13-year gap would cover 12 ranges of Kalagarh tiger reserve and Ramnagar forest division. Moreover, the department will adopt a sighting method and will deploy 21 teams having… read-more

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 - 05:32 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Birds, Bird Census, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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Bengal's Mahananda Sanctuary To Organise Bird Festival In February

West Bengal's Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is set to organize first of its kind bird festival from February 20 to 23. The officials stated that the festival would allow the participants to explore the forest and see various avians. The participants can register through their official website before February 2, by paying an entry fee of Rs.5,000. Marked as 'important bird area' the sanctuary is renowned for its rich… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 01:55 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Birds, bird festival, Mahananda wildlife sanctuary, West Bengal

Courtesy: CNBC TV18

Great Indian Bustard

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NGT Orders To Lay Underground Cables To Protect Great Indian Bustard

The National Green Tribunal has ordered all the renewable power projects to lay underground power transmission to protect the Great Indian Bustard. Hearing the PIL filed by Bhanu Bansal, the tribunal has asked the Environment Ministry and states to install bird diverters on power lines within four months. The tribunal has ordered the ministry to create Environmental Impact Assessments of solar projects since green energy projects were kept… read-more

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 - 05:01 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Wildlife , NGT, Birds, Power supply, Great Indian Bustard, Underground Power Line, WII

Courtesy: Down To Earth

Flying master 'New Kim'

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Racing Pigeon Sold For A Record-breaking Rs 14 Crore

In an expensive purchase, a Chinese citizen has bought a bird for a whopping $1.9 million in Belgium. The anonymous buyer has spend the sum that is equivalent to Rs 14 crore to purchase a female racing pigeon, named 'New Kim'. Reportedly, the bird is two years old and is an excellent racer. The previous record for costliest sale was held by a pigeon, Armando, which was sold for 1.25 million euros.

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 04:10 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Birds, Auction, Entertainment

Courtesy: News Track