A programme to create awareness on vultures, and an exhibition were organised in The Nilgiris to mark the International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday.

KOZHIKODE: The Union government decision to ban multi-dose vials of painkiller drug diclofenac has sparked fresh hopes for the survival of three critically-endangered vulture species in the state,

Hukuntsi — Of Botswana's over 600 species of birds, about 30 face extinction due to poisoning.

PUNE: The Union government has banned multi-dose vials of human diclofenac, which is expected to give a boost to vulture conservation in the country at the same time prevent its misuse on cattle.

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana have decided to create a Vulture Safe Zone over 100 km radius where birds bred in captivity at country's first Jatayu (vulture) centre in the Bir Shikargah wildlife s

The Maharashtra government plans ‘vulture restaurants’, providing carcasses of cattle for the birds to feed on at specific places, especially during the breeding season.

Scavengers, an inevitable part of our food chain, are on their way to extinction and have to be saved and preserved from disappearing from our skies as at present these natural scavengers are consi

After the Government of India ban on the production, sale and distribution of diclofenac for veterinary use in 2008 failed to make an impact, the National Human Rights Commission had stepped in to

Detailed studies are lacking on vultures in Tamil Nadu (TN). Between 2012 and 2014, an attempt was made to study vultures in the Moyar Valley, TN. Four species of vultures have been recorded in the Moyar Valley – white-rumped vulture and Indian vulture (belonging to species Gyps), red-headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus) and Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus; non-Gyps species). 

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The number of vultures has shot up from 30 in 2004 to over 900 in 2013: Survey