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Rajasthan’s Tal Chhapar sanctuary gets protection

Current Affairs

  • The famous Tal Chhapar blackbuck sanctuary in the Churu district of Rajasthan has received a protective cover against a proposed move of the State government to reduce the size of its eco-sensitive zone.
  • The World Wildlife Fund for Nature has also taken up a major project for the conservation of raptors in the sanctuary, spread over an area measuring 7.19 sq. km.
  • The Rajasthan High Court has intervened through a suo motu public interest litigation to protect the sanctuary.
  • Migratory birds in the sanctuary: Raptors, Harriers, eastern imperial eagles, tawny eagles, short-toed eagles, sparrows, and little green bee-eaters, black ibis, and demoiselle cranes, whereas skylarks, crested larks, ring doves, and brown doves are seen round the year.

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