Dry Indian Bird Park Loses Birds And More

Several years of meager monsoons have left World Heritage bird sanctuary Keoladeo Ghana National Park in India without the water needed to sustain bird life. The wetlands, once over run by breeding storks, cranes, herons, ducks, and other birds, are now dry and barren.

Pumps have been sucking up groundwater from the park to nearby farms which have suffered from seasons of drought. The thousands of migratory birds that usually return to the park to breed over the winter have had to find alternative locations to raise their chicks.

If the dry trend continues in the park, it may lose its World Heritage site status.

Read more about Keoladeo’s problems.

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