The Black-necked Crane is revered by the Monpas of Tawang, Arunachal, and is an integral part of their mythology and culture. Their habitat- the plains of the Nyamjag Chhu river in Zemithang, is now under threat from an upcoming hydel power project. This is one of the only two wintering sites for the Black-necked Crane in India. The species is listed as 'Vulnerable' on the IUCN Red List.
The comic appears on my Gocomics page today.