Challenges for those working on vulture conservation

Challenges for those working on vulture conservation

Environmentalists have said that there are significant challenges in front of those working to preserve the endangered pollution of vultures.

The data in India showed a significant decline in the number of Indian vultures since 1980s. There were around 40 million Indian vultures during 1980s but the number has fallen significantly to just a few hundred thousand in 2008. The fall in the number was slowed by 2012 due to a ban on veterinary use of diclofenac.

Conservationists released eight Oriental White-rumped vultures and two Himalayan griffons on Friday in an enclosure in order to expose them to their wild counterparts. However, the step is just the first is series of steps needed release the birdsin the wilderness and the entire process might take around 6-8 months.

A total of around 58 vulture chicks have been hatched successfully in the three Bombay Natural History Society breeding centres in India this year. These centres have been vital in saving the species and safeguarding the gene pool of the mighty birds. The government has prepared a plan under which 600 pairs of the three critically-endangered species will be released into the wildernessin the decade following the first successful full release.

Vikram Jit Singh spoke to Dr Vibhu Prakash, principal scientist at the Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre here, and Chris Bowden of the UK-based Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) are some of the prominent people working on the plans to save the birds.


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