Rapid survey to assess status of the peacock

Endangered: Poaching, poisoning has threatened the survival of the peacock. Information gathering on the status of the India's national bird, the peacock, is to be intensified in the wake of increasing concern over their numbers and the absence of any base data on them. The status assessment, initiated by the Endangered Species Management Department of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in 2004, is still underway.