Project Title: Tracking the Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) and mapping its potential habitat across the Deccan Landscape, Maharashtra, India.
The Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps, is a globally threatened species that has witnessed drastic decline in its population over the years. The current population in believed to be less than 200 individuals and listed as critically endangered in IUCN. Its largest population found in the state of Rajasthan and Gujarat whereas other states such as Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh has less than 30 individuals. There is very less information available on the ecology of the species across India. The current project was initiated to understand the population status and movement behaviour in Deccan Landscape of Maharashtra.
Funding Agency: Maharashtra Forest Department
Researchers: Vaijayanti Vijayaraghawan, Shaheer Khan