Species In News: Barn Owls


  • 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.

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