The snow and common leopards, Indus dolphin, white-backed and long-billed vultures, the Sarus cranes
that usually arrive with winter in Pakistan, the palla and golden mahseer fish, the Gharial crocodile, eight species of freshwater turtles, tortoises, the Arabian Sea humpback, the Himalayan monal pheasant, the guggul tree whose gum resin is used in medicine, falcons, Indian pangolin, venomous snakes including cobras, vipers and non-venomous snakes like the Indian rock python, monitor lizards, spiny-tailed lizards, fur animals, the Great Indian bustard, the musk deer and the Balochistan black bear, which the country boasted of, are under threat.
Herons, storks, cormorants, and migrant ducks are the most common birds; and a picture of a flock of Indian sarus cranes
taking flight at sunset would inspire anyone to take up photography professionally.
The wetlands are of international significance for many waterbirds including whistling ducks, sarus cranes
, pied herons, brolgas and waders, Cr Pascoe said.
"In the book I've tried to focus not on tigers and elephants, but about our lesser known fauna such as, sarus cranes, gharials or hog deer," she says.
Having begun her journalism career uncovering how then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh's plan to set up an airport in his ancestral village Saifai would destroy the largest habitat of sarus cranes, Dutt went on to report on the overarching presence of the mining mafia in Goa.
This is apropos the news report 'Sarus cranes seen in Pakistan after a decade.
The optimal habitat of sarus cranes includes a combination of marshes, ponds, fallow and cultivated lands.
Other native Indian animals which WRS hopes to partner CZA on with regards to conservation and husbandry management include the spotted mousedeer and sarus cranes
I just returned from Cambodia, where I went out of my way to see the Sarus cranes
but neglected Orcaella brevirostris, the local species of river dolphin.
But the eastern sarus cranes
discovered last year at a remote reservoir dug with slave labor during the Khmer Rouge's 1975-1979 "killing fields" regime are now under serious threat, environmentalists and wildlife officials say because former Khmer Rouge guerrillas and other settlers are steadily moving into the area around Ang Trapaeang Thmaw reservoir in northwestern Cambodia.
Sometimes, if they stayed around, I talked about the cranes we'd seen in India--the rare Siberian, and the Sarus cranes
that stand as tall as a man.
"Every year, around 5000 population of Sarus cranes
used to come here and apart from that around 20,000 other species of cranes also used to come here.