Stark stork story

Greater Adjutant storks stand by as a boy picks through a landfill (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
Storks have seen their wetlands turned into a dump (Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar)
Daily, 50 trucks dump refuse from the cisty of Guwahati in Assam, NE India (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

A sad reality, as urbanisation takes its toll on the environment. Deerpol Beel in Guwahati i Assam, NE India, a traditional wetland sanctuary for Great Adjutant Storks has been converted into the city’s refuse dump yard.