Conserving the critically endangered White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis (Humes 1878) in Arunachal Pradesh, India.



White-bellied Heron (WBH) is a Critically Endangered bird species whose population is considered insufficient for future survival. There has been limited WBH-specific systematic survey in Arunachal Pradesh. The threats pertaining to WBH are information gaps on the bird’s distribution even in its known range leading to the destruction of habitat and poaching.

1). To extensively search and survey in potential habitats of the WBH 2). To systematically monitor WBH in known sites 3). To sensitise the public and create stewardship through tourism.