Dying Dipor-Bill Reserve
Lake Dipor-Beal, India, near the Brahmaputra River and the city of Guwahati, Assam, is a protected area where hundreds of bird species have found refuge, including such rare as the Indian Marabou. Unfortunately, the ecosystem of the reserve suffers from several factors: this is the neighborhood with the city dump, where 1.5 million people dump waste, and the drying up of the surrounding marshes, and Brahmaputra pollution
The herds of elephants who come to quench their thirst here are also at risk because of the pollution of the lake and the river, where dead fish periodically pops up - perhaps the most obvious detector of the "quality" of water. However, for a crowded and for the most part impoverished India, this situation is typical.