Indian winners of the Whitley Awards for nature conservation 2017


5560India’s greater adjutant storks – or hargila in the local language – have long been despised and seen as dirty pests. But these once common birds are endangered by habitat loss, due to landowners felling nesting trees to remove the storks, and wetland destruction. Purnima Barman, of NGO Aarnyak has launched a project to teach villagers to appreciate the birds and provide them with alternative livelihoods.


Read about the Indian winners and others in The Guardian