Hornbills are a bird that always fascinated me as a child..
Despite being the home to the hornbills, the Indian Coast Guard proposes to build a radar facility and diesel power generation station on the island. The plan includes a clearing forest for a new road and increased human presence on the island.
Conservation India considers the proposal to be a “serious threat faced by Narcondam Island and the endemic and endangered Narcondam Hornbill”. Conservation India is requesting people write to the Minister of State for Environment & Forests and the IFS Member-Secretary, Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife to help ensure the proposal does not go ahead.