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Rare White-bellied Heron Sighting in Anjaw District of Arunachal Pradesh

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Rare White-bellied Heron Sighting in Anjaw District of Arunachal Pradesh

Rare White-bellied Heron sighting in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Recently, White-bellied Heron bird has been seen in areas of the height of about 1200 meters in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is known that this rare bird named White-bellied heron is not normally found at such high altitude, but the sighting of this bird in such high altitude areas has become a matter of discussion for environmentalists.

White-bellied Heron

  • White-bellied Heron is a bird that normally inhabits low-altitude swampy areas of the Himalayas.
  • Its throat is white colored and the underparts are dark brown. In India, it is also known as an imperial heron.
  • In 2007, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed it as ‘Critically Endangered’ in its Red List.
  • In India it is listed in Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act, It is one of the rarest birds in the world.
  • It is mainly found in the Namdapha Tiger Reserve in Bhutan, Myanmar, and Arunachal Pradesh, India. Along with this, it has also been seen in the nearby Kamlang Tiger Reserve in the Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature

  • The International Union for Conservation of Nature is a global authority to protect the environmental condition of the world. It was established in the year
  • The headquarters of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is located in Switzerland. It is a union made up of both governments and civil society.
  • The main goal of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is helping to find practical solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental and development challenges.
  • The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) builds the Red List, a data collection of the most threatened species in the world, based on information obtained from a network of various conservation organizations around the world.

Source: The Hindu

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