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Western Tragopan


Source: TH

 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.