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FIREFLY FOR GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD

FIREFLY FOR GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD

Context

A unique initiative a “firefly bird diverter” for overhead power lines launched in areas where Great Indian Bustard (GIB) populations are found in the wild.

Details

  • It was launched by Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) along with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India.
  • Firefly bird diverters are flaps installed on power lines. They work as reflectors for bird species like the GIB.
  • Birds can spot them from a distance of about 50 meters and change their path of flight to avoid collision with power lines.

About Great Indian Bustard

  • Great Indian bustard, (Ardeotis nigriceps), a large bird of the bustard family (Otididae), one of the heaviest flying birds in the world.
  • The great Indian bustard inhabits dry grasslands and scrublands on the Indian subcontinent; its largest populations are found in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
  • The species is critically endangered by hunting and loss of its habitat, which consists of large expanses of dry grassland and scrub.
  • These birds are often found associated in the same habitat as blackbuck.
  • It is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 of India.
  • It is one of the species for the recovery programme under the Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate change.

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