Conservation Strategies of Great Indian Bustard- Ardeotis nigriceps of Rollapadu wild life sanctuary in India: An Overview


  • DR.S.MOHAMMED GHOUSE Osmania college, Kurnool. A.P, India
  • PROF. P. INDIRA Head of dept. of Zoology, S.K.University, Anantapur, A.P, India


Indian Bustard, Rollapadu, agricultural activities, hunting, urbanization decline , grazing policy ,project bustard


Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) popularly known as the Great Indian Bustard (GIB), is one of the critically endangered
birds in the world. The Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) or Indian Bustard is a bustard found in India and the
adjoining regions of Pakistan . An estimated less than 300 individuals are reported to be surviving sporadically in different
parts of the country. The GIB is categorized as ‘critically endangered’ under the IUCN Red List and listed in Schedule I of
the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 . Rollapadu Wild life Sanctuary was established for the conservation of Great
Indian Bustard and also its associated species in Nandikotkur of Kurnool district. At present this bird is seen in 6 states of
India, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh , Rajasthan and Karnataka . There is a urgent need of project
bustard. The present paper focus upon the reasons for the decline and mitigation measures for the increase in the population
of this beautiful bird.


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DR.S.MOHAMMED GHOUSE, and PROF. P. INDIRA. “Conservation Strategies of Great Indian Bustard- Ardeotis Nigriceps of Rollapadu Wild Life Sanctuary in India: An Overview”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 3, no. 2, Feb. 2015, pp. 27-33,



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