Our project currently aims to monitor wintering populations of harriers at their regular roosting sites across India. We also aim to map new roosts through exploration and citizen science participation. Regular long term monitoring can give a better picture about their populations. Since grasslands are being lost at an unprecedented scale than ever before, only long term research can help understand how grassland specialist species are being affected by this.
Conserving harriers and developing a management action plan for grassland/savannah ecosystems
Since grassland/savanna ecosystems are spread across the country in small/big patches, it is important that more citizens be involved in this project. Often a small team of people are not enough to regularly monitor these less-known grassland tracts.
Prior expertise is not expected from participants. Passion to conserve these less recognized ecosystems and appreciating the biodiversity they harbor is the only skill required.