Photo File: Stork realities

Guwahati’s garbage dumps now have the largest concentration of Greater Adjutant Storks in the world, thanks to the ongoing destruction of the surrounding wetlands. Photos: Ritu Raj Konwar

This clearly depicts the negligence of the people and the government too
We use too much of plastic and it adversely affects the life of other living creatures.If this continues in near future , we can be sure that stork species will definitely extinguish And again we shall see the slogans saying " Save Storks, only few left", just like the case happened with the tigers.

We belong to a country where we are not able to save our So called National Animal "Tiger". Its not a big surprise about the same thing happening to the rest of the animals. I really pity for them. Hope everyone of us should take a step forward to prevent the death of these innocent and ignorant animals

from:  Lakshman
Posted on: Aug 28, 2012 at 12:53 IST

The Greater Adjutant Storks are a rare species and not found in any other part of the country. Once upon a time they occurred across the North Eastern states of India, but now they are more-or-less found in the state of Assam only. They are different from the more common Lesser Adjutant Stork and people mistake both the species to be same. But they are NOT as they are different. Conservation efforts are going on both by the Government and the NGOs but the general public should also get involved. Very large tall trees are being cut down in Assam with a thought for the Greater Adjutant Storks as they nest only such big trees to being up their progeny. Lack of clean rivers and lakes make these storks gather at trash dumps looking for flesh and other edible food.

from:  N.Shiva Kumar
Posted on: Aug 6, 2012 at 09:58 IST

A really sad sight. Thank you Hindu for bringing the issue into light.
Hopefully, there's an immediate and effective action by the government
to look after the safety and well-being of these birds.

from:  Shikhar
Posted on: Aug 5, 2012 at 19:32 IST

Greater Adjutant Stork in crisis. Roosting place is full of poisionous materials. Wherever dumping ground is shifted ,stork follows as they are carion eaters. At least Guwahati Municipal Corporation should place someone there for constant awareness so as to save them from rag pickers, accidents with gurbage trucks, purposefully kill to sale to some neighbouring states people who settled in Guwahati etc .

from:  moloy baruah
Posted on: Aug 5, 2012 at 16:49 IST

I feel very bad to see these pictures. This is a sign of negligent
governance. People have lost the sense of responsibility and do not
care of the well being of others.

from:  Rohan Gupta
Posted on: Aug 5, 2012 at 10:39 IST

These storks are slowly dying out. The Assam government should save
them. A century ago, they were found in the dumps of Kolkatta, now
they've relocated to Guwahati. We have them in Hyderabad too, but very
few. The bigger the bird, the more danger it faces in today's world.

from:  Vamshi Bandi
Posted on: Aug 5, 2012 at 10:09 IST
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