Citizen science helps assess the state of India’s birds

The State of India’s Birds 2020 takes into account 867 of the 1,333 species that have been documented in India on eBird. According to the assessment, species adapted to living alongside humans are doing well, others not so much. Overall, migratory shorebirds and raptors have been hit the hardest. Read the full story here.

A burning desire to save birds

A birder and a phillumenist have teamed up for an art project that combines their interests and carries a conservation message.

Hobbyist birder Mitul Patel has a day job as the art director at an advertisement agency in Mumbai and matchbox collector Asif Kureshi is an independent graphic designer based in New Delhi. A while back, the two friends found themselves brainstorming ideas on bird-themed art and that’s how 12 endangered birds ended up on matchbox covers in a series called ‘The Burning Birds of India.’

Read my story about the project at RoundGlass Sustain.

Image credit: Mitul Patel