Daily News Analysis

Peacock

2nd April, 2021 ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

Context: The Central Bureau of Investigation has booked a Delhi-based company and its director for allegedly smuggling peacock tail feathers to a China-based entity.

About peacock:

  • It is the national bird of India.
  • It is protected under Schedule-I of the Wild Life (Protection) Act. The hunting of peacocks is also prohibited under the Act.
  • It is listed as of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  • Poaching of peacocks for their meat and feathers and accidental poisoning by feeding on pesticide treated seeds are known threats to wild birds.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cbi-to-probe-large-scale-smuggling-of-peacock-feathers-to-china-based-entity/article34216742.ece?homepage=true