great indian bustard

Unregulated windmills coming up in the Desert National Park (DNP) at Jaisalmer (sand dunes of Rajasthan) are posing a serious threat to the Great Indian Bustard

About Great Indian Bustard

  • Categorized as " critically endangered"

  • Occurs in the Indian Subcontinent, with former strongholds in the Thar desert in the north-west and the Deccan tableland of the Peninsula

  • Now principally confined to Rajasthan

  • Inhabits arid and semi-arid grasslands with scattered short scrub, bushes

  • Rapid decline habitat loss and degradation, hunting