Kutch Bustard Sanctuary

Kutch Bustard Sanctuary is a small sanctuary in Gujarat?s Kutch district that was notified in 1992. It covers just 2 square km. However, its eco-sensitive zone spans over 220 sq km, covering most of the present-day core Great Indian Bustard habitat. Its creation has resulted in increasing the population of Great Indian Bustards from 30 in 1999 to 45 in 2007.
However, the GIBs? numbers dwindled over the past years because of the coming of windmills and powerlines at the border of the sanctuary. As a consequence, there were not any Great Indian Bustards in the sanctuary as on January this year.

Written by IAS POINT

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