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. Threatened Birds of Uttarakhand is an extension of the BNHS's IBA programme to identify the threatened and near threatened bird species in Uttarakhand and to recommend measures for their long-term protection. Covering Critically Endangered (like Himalayan quail or mountain quail, White-backed or Oriental White-rumped Vulture, etc.), Endangered (Egyptian Vulture and Black-bellied Tern), malayan Quail or mountain Quail, pink-headed duck, white-bellied Heron, etc., Endangered Vulnerable (Western Tragopan, Marbled Duck, Sarus Crane, etc.), and Near Threatened (Ferruginous Duck, Painted Stork, Great Hornbill, etc.) species, Threatened Birds of Uttarakhand will help in expanding the scope of conservation in India beyond tiger conservation to make it more inclusive.
Himalayan Quail or Mountain Quail
White-backed or Oriental White-rumped Vulture
Red-headed or King Vulture
Lesser White-fronted Goose
Indian Spotted Eagle
Eastern Imperial Eagle
Greater Spotted Eagle
Great Slaty Woodpecker
White-throated or Hodgson's Bushchat
Tyler's Leaf Warbler
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.
Dhananjai Mohan is a Chief Conservator of Forests, in the wildlife wing of the forest department of Uttarakhand. He has nearly three dozen publications on the biodiversity conservation of which half pertain to birds. He is a fellow of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) programme initiated by the Rockefeller foundation and a recipient of Dr Sálim Ali national wildlife fellowship of MoEF in the year 2005.