New Important Bird Area

The Papikonda National Park in Andhra Pradesh has been identified as an Important Bird Area following a bird survey and site assessment conducted by ATREE. The bird survey was conducted with support from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). However, BirdLife International cautions: "this fledgling IBA is already in danger, with the most ominous threats including the expansion of nearby commercial plantations, forest fires, hunting, mining and the ongoing construction of Indira Sagar Multipurpose Dam across the Godavari River, which runs close to the park’s eastern border."


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