- With a thriving rat population playing havoc with its coconut yield, the UT of Lakshadweep hires barn owls for help.
Back to Basics
- Scientific name and meaning – (Tyto alba)
- Protected under Schedule 3 of the Wildlife Protection Act. 1972
- any kind of trade of the species is prohibited under Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)
- IUCN- least concern.