Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary : Great Indian Bustard Spotted
The Great Indian Bustard (GIB) has not been spotted at the Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary in Nandyal district of Andhra Pradesh and its surrounding areas for the last couple of years, which is an indication that the bird is at risk of local extinction.
- Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
- It lies between the Nallamala and Yerramalla hill ranges of the Eastern Ghats.
- It was declared a sanctuary in 1988 to protect the dwindling populations of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard.
- It is the only GIB Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh.
- It owes its genesis to the discovery of the endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB).
- About 32 species of grassed like Aristida funiculata, Chrysopogon fulvus, Heteropogon contortus, like Cassia fistula (Golden shower tree), Butea monosperma (Flame of the forest), Acacia spp, Ziziphus mauritiana, etc.