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.

Order of the Madras High Court in the matter of Laborate Pharmaceutical India Vs Union Of India dated 24/10/2017 regarding use of drug Diclofenac for human use. Madras High Court dismisses the plea of the drug industry about the importance of multi dose packs of diclofenac for treatment of human beings and clearly stated that vultures are universally accepted as Natural Sanitary Workers, absolutely essential for environmental and ecological balance. Therefore, preservation of vulture population is non-negotiable and decline of vulture population needs to be arrested.

Ajmer: It is important to create vulture rescue centres in the state and conduct regular census of them. This is the most precious species the world is losing rapidly.

Awareness among rural students about their surroundings commendable

Vulture conservationists have stressed on the need to form state Vulture Conservation Action Plan to protect the species as electrocution continues to be a major threat to them in Uttarakhand.

KANPUR: Good news for wildlife lovers: the Chambal region could be home to the endangered bird of prey, the Himalayan vulture.

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