Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)
Sustainable Increase in the Number of Sarus crane in and around Alwara Lake of District Kaushambi (U.P.), India
Author(s): Ashok Kumar Verma, Shri Prakash
Abstract: The Sarus crane (Grus antigone) is the world’s tallest flying bird. This is the only resident and non-migratory breeding crane of Indian subcontinent. The sarus is well known as an eternal symbol of unconditional love, devotion and good fortune with high degree of marital fidelity as they pair for lifelong. This bird is now globally threatened due to the shrinking of wetlands, reduction in safe mating sites and increased anthropogenic activities. Present study is designed to study the number of sarus crane in the year 2018 in and around the Alwara Lake of district Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh) India and their comparison to its number recorded from 2012 to 2017 in the same study area. This systematic study reflects an increase in the number of sarus crane at sustainable level in the area studied due to better ecological and climatic conditions of the lake.
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