The Village of Mangrola has been protecting peacocks since the 1960s. It started when they realized that the peacock population in the Village had declined substantially because of loss of habitat and they being hunted for their feathers and meat. The community also benefits from the healthy peacock population. It controls the number of snakes and incidents of death due to snake-bites. The presence of peacock also plays a significant role in pest control in the agricultural fields. The Villagers, as per the guidelines and suggestion made by the Forest Department, formed an institution to protect these birds called the Mangrola Peacock Protection Committee which comprised young and enthusiastic Villagers committed to peacock protection. This institution was later formalized and registered in 2009 under Society Registration Act, 1980.