Conservation initiatives for greater adjutant stork in Assam, India

Purnima Devi Barman

The endangered Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) is currently known to breed only in Assam, India, and Cambodia. Out of its total estimated global population of 1,000 about 600-700 birds are found in Assam. This poorly studied bird is now facing the threat of extinction, and its survival depends on crucial ecological information and campaigning among stakeholders. A network of conservation volunteers will be formed which will carry the project beyond the project tenure.

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