Have you ever marvelled at the grace of a stork? However, were you aware that the Greater Adjutant Stork is a threatened species primarily found in Assam, India, and Cambodia? Unfortunately, in Assam, the stork is often viewed as a sign of ill fortune, which has contributed to its endangered status. Meet Purnima Devi Barman, a wildlife biologist who, along with other women, is safeguarding this rare bird species and has established "The Hargila Army." She received the Champions of the Earth award in the Entrepreneurial Vision category, the United Nations' highest environmental honour in 2022.
Discover this incredible tale in the newest episode of Conservation Conversation, a series dedicated to emphasising the significance of preserving the environment and recognising individuals who are contributing to it. The Conservation Conversation series promotes awareness regarding the necessity of protecting our biodiversity and showcases the individuals responsible for achieving this crucial goal