Conservation of Red Jungle Fowl being considered

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New Delhi, Jul 26 (UNI) The government is considering setting up a specialist group to chalk out an action plan for the conservation of the Red Jungle Fowl, regarded as the ancestor of the domestic chicken.

While no scientific study on population estimate is available, due to fall in the number of sightings of the bird in its natural habitat, a decline in its population appears to have taken place.

However, considering fewer sightings, the National Board of Wildlife has approved the creation of a specialist group.

The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun, has also taken up a research project on conservation of the fowl.

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