Humanity’s ongoing destruction of wildlife will lead to a shrinking of nature, with the average body size of animals falling by a quarter, a study predicts.

Kozhikode: Conservation of critically-endangered vultures has received a fillip with forest officials and experts from three south Indian states deciding to make coordinated efforts to create a vul

An increase in rehabilitation cases in December 2018 and January 2019 observed by NGO VulPro is a sign that an environmental disaster is looming, says the organisation that works to safeguard Afric

Nagpur: Over a decade ago, 99% population of most of the nine vulture species found in India had declined.

AHMEDABAD: Since 2007, the number of avian scavengers in Gujarat has dropped by 43%. The 2018 census reveals the trend continues and between 2016 and 2018 the number has declined by 18%.

The future of the vulnerable Cape Vulture hangs in the balance as older design power lines continue to kill or maim birds, non-governmental organisation VulPro said this week.

E. coli in the wild birds became immune to some drugs within a few months

The continued poisoning of species of critically endangered vultures will soon see them extinct, four organizations warned yesterday.

Experts urge government to restrict use of anti-inflammatory drugs in cattle

Populations of the White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis, Indian Vulture G. indicus and Slender-billed Vulture G. tenuirostris declined rapidly during the mid-1990s all over their ranges in the Indian subcontinent because of poisoning due to veterinary use of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. This paper reports results from the latest in a series of road transect surveys conducted across northern, central, western and north-eastern India since the early 1990s. Results from the seven comparable surveys now available were analysed to estimate recent population trends.

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