Climate change and chemicals like pesticides are driving the crisis.

More than half of the vulture species is on the brink of extinction, with the most dramatic declines observed recently in the Indian subcontinent. While numerous factors have threatened vultures, persecution and poisoning have contributed to their decline. In India, Gyps vultures have declined by 99% due to unintentional poisoning by the veterinary drug diclofenac.

As many as 150 species of birds are in endangered list in Nepal of late.

After its catastrophic decline, the vulture population seems to be slowly stabilising in various parts of this region.

Over 170 species of birds in the country are threatened, with eight new species added to the 2014 Red List prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has called for all efforts to bring lions from Gujarat to Kuno-Palpur sanctuary so that the work to rehabilitate lions in Madhya Pradesh can be started at the e

The 18th meeting of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Scientific Council (SCC18) to be held in Germany this month has included the issue of use of diclof

The elimination of vultures is posing serious threats to human health in the country, as other birds and animals like dogs, rats, crows are consuming the carcasses of infected animals and spreading

Establishing ‘vulture safe zones’ free from toxic veterinary drugs in the country is the only way to protect the white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis) from its imminent extinction, according to w

INDORE: Declining population of vultures could be one of the reasons behind increasing incidents of dog bites as per a study by Bird Life International, an organisation working for conservation of