Identification, protection, and monitoring of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) is a major global conservation programme initiated by BirdLife International, and recognized and appreciated by many governments, NGOs, and conservationists. This book identifies the most threatened and near threatenedbird species in Assam and recommends measures for their long-term protection. It discusses seven critically endangered, eight endangered, thirty-three vulnerable, and twenty-eight near threatened birds in Assam. Covering Critically Endangered (like white-bellied heron, white-backed vulture, etc.), Marginal Species (pink-headed duck and spoon-billed sandpiper),malayan Quail or mountain Quail, pink-headed duck, white-bellied Heron, etc., Endangered Endangered Main Species (white-winged wood duck, baer'spochard, etc.), Vulnerable Main Species (swamp francolin, sarus crane, yellow weaver, etc.), Vulnerable Marginal Species (marbled duck, wood snip, etc.), and Near Threatened (Japanese quail, black-necked strok, Asian dowitcher, etc.) species, this volume will help in expanding the scope ofconservation in Assam and in India.
Asad R. Rahmani is currently Director of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). He has written more than 100 research papers for national and international journals, five books, and numerous popular articles and book reviews. He is Principal Investigator of many prestigious projects of the BNHS, including the Important Bird Area (IBA) Programme of BirdLife International and BNHS. He is the Executive Editor of the Journal of the BNHS and Editor of Hornbill and Mistnet.
Anwaruddin Choudhury is the pioneer of long-term wildlife research in Assam and has three decades of experience in the field. At present, he is the Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur district in Assam. He has authored nineteen books and monographs, and has written at least 44 technical reports on wildlife and more than 600 articles and scientific papers.