On its last legs

On its last legs a public interest litigation seeking a halt to construction on a part of the Telugu Ganga Canal in Andhra Pradesh was recently filed to save the only known habitat of a rare bird species. Submitted in the Supreme Court by environmentalist Bittu Sahgal, it is scheduled to come up for hearing this month.

The bird, Jerdon's Courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus), locally known as Kalvi Kodi, is designated as critically endangered in the iucn Red list. It also figures in the

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