Context: The Western Tragopan, Himachal Pradesh’s state bird, has been facing habitat loss, but efforts at a conservation breeding centre, have resulted in a gradual increase in the bird’s population.
About Western Tragopan:
- IUCN Status: Vulnerable; CITES– Appendix I.
- The bird’s distribution ranges from North Pakistan to India, including Himachal Pradesh and parts of Uttarakhand.
- The Western Tragopan faces threats from habitat loss, anthropogenic disturbances, and hunting pressure.