Two rare vulture species sighted in Rajasthan

Two rare vulture species - white rumped & long billed - were sighted near Villasi & Kraye river.

Baran: In a good news for environmentalists,
two rare species of vulture were reportedly sighted in
Rajasthan`s Baran district.

"Two rare vulture species -- white rumped and long billed
-- were sighted in large numbers on the banks of Villasi river
in Kishangang and Kraye river in Shabad respectively," SDM
Muktanand Agrawal said here today.

According to environmentalist Vittal Sanadhaya, vulture
population has diminished rapidly across the country in the
last decade.

The species is on the verge of extinction and in
Rajasthan it is found in small number in some areas in Kota
and Bundi districts, he said.

"The recently found colonies of vultures in Baran is a
good news and there is a need to develop a new vulture hub in
the region for their conservation," Sanadhaya said.

About five species of vultures were found in Hadautti
region previously but most of them have disappeared from the
forests in the last decade, he said.


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