Development is taking its toll on birds, and it is getting worse every year. Fifteen bird species that are found in India have been declared ‘Critically Endangered’ in the just released IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
If that’s not all, three other bird species now face greater danger than before. These have been uplisted to Near Threatened (NT) and Vulnerable (VU) categories. Earlier, these were better off and classified under the Least Concern (LC) category by IUCN.
Four of these birds can be found in various parts of Karnataka: great Indian bustard, Indian vulture, red-headed vulture and white-backed vulture. Continue reading