goose in pong dam

71,000 bar-headed geese still staying in Pong wetland

Mandi – The high concentration of migratory bird bar-headed geese in the Pong Dam wetland area has helped the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to revise data on its population in the wild. About two years ago, the bird was kept on the endangered list by the IUCN and its population was estimated to be about 60,000. Last year, about 43,000 bar-headed geese were recorded at the Pong Dam wetland. After the data was submitted by the Wildlife Department of the state, the estimates regarding its population in the wild was revised to above 1 lakh and it was placed in the least concerned variety by the IUCN. ~ The Tribune

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