• Gujarat government has alloted 1500 hectare land in Kutch district for developing a habitat for the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard. 

  • The move aims at boosting the wildlife conservation programme in the state. 

  • The land allotted is near the Kutch Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary and spread across two sq km area in Nalia taluka of Kutch.

  • The Great Indian Bustard was up-listed to Critically Endangered, by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in June this year. 

  • A recent report by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests said, population of the GIB has been dwindling very fast and the bustards have disappeared from about 90 per cent of its range.