Steady encroachment of marshlands for agricultural purposes is pushing the elegant saras to extinction. Saras are the tallest flying birds, they stand as tall as six feet when fully grown.
In place of wasting money on deadly pesticides if wild life activists or forest officials train, teach the farmers how their ancestors relied on these birds and other birds to get rid of pests in a harmless way they may find friends in farmers.
There is no reason that these birds will not be welcomed by farmers, after all their ancestors knew that they were friends of farmers, if they have forgotten it’s time for experts to remind and convince them.
At present there are only 10,000 or so wild saras left in India, time to start stirring.
SOURCE: Source of all this writings is internet, newspapers. Mostly from the Hindu, Outlook, Indian Express, Science Daily etc.