Conservation

Different storks

G. Shaheed

 

The greater adjutant stork (Leptoptilos dubius). Photo: Biswajit Roy Chowdhury
A muster of adjutant storks perched in a tree in Dadara village, Assam. Photo: Purnima Devi Burman
The landfill area of Badagaon in Guwahati has the highest density of adjutant storks in Assam. Photo: M.V. Ajith Kumar
Greater adjutant storks, which are natural scavengers, gather at landfills in Assam to forage for food. Photo: M.V Ajith Kumar
The greater adjutant stork forages for fish. Photo: Purnima Devi Burman
Purnima Devi Barman with a stork chick rescued at Dadara village on February 4, 2017. Photo: Biju Boro/ AFP
A meeting of the Hargila army in progress in Guwahati, on February 4, 2017. Photo: Anupam Nath/AP
The Hargila army regularly conducts awareness programmes. Photo: Purnima Devi Burman
A biodiversity class conducted by the Hargila army for the local community of women. Photo: Chandan Bora
Community dance programmes are organised by the Hargila army to involve and empower the women in the Dadara village, Assam.
Arvind Mishra along with volunteers of the Mandar Nature Club, Bhagalpur.
Volunteers of the Mandar Nature Club, Bhagalpur. Photo: Arvind Mishra
Motifs of the greater adjutant stork on handloom sarees, an initiative of the Hargila army. Photo: Purnima Devi Burman
Motifs of the greater adjutant stork on cloth bags, an initiative of the Hargila army. Photo: Purnima Devi Burman
Schoolchildren in Dadara are sensitised through awareness programmes about the greater adjutant storks that nest in their village.
Schoolchildren observe a statue of the greater adjutant stork in the local school in Dadara. Photo: Purnima Devi Burman
The Hargila Learning and Conservation Centre, inaugurated at the Pacharia Kushal Konwar High School, Pacharia, Assam, on March 24, 2021.
Purnima Devi Burman receives the Nari Shakti Puraskar from the President of India in 2017.
Purnima Devi Burman received the Whitley Award, considered “the green Oscar”, from the Whitley Fund for Nature, U.K., in 2017. Photo: James Finlay