SAVING THE HORNBILL: PUNEKARS NOW ADOPT NESTS IN ARUNACHAL [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80768]
A yearly contribution of Rs 5,000 or more ensures that people from Nyishi community in that state look after bird havens, protect dwindling species
From the northeast to the western climes of the city, efforts to save the Hornbill have come a long way. The state bird of Arunachal Pradesh is facing a fast decline, thanks to anthropogenic pressure. Around five years ago, the forest department launched
an initiative there, with the help of the local Nyishi community, to spread awareness for the protection of the nest and habitat of these birds. Now, this conservation campaign is also picking up in other cities, including Pune, with more and more people coming
forth to adopt hornbill nests.