The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of species threatened with extinction has listed a majority of these vulture species as critically endangered, indicating a very high risk of extinction in the wild.Sep 24, 2017, 12:29 PM IST
A rare Egyptian vulture with injuries to its right wing was on Saturday rescued by a wildlife conservation and rescue organisation from outside a house in east Delhi.Apr 16, 2017, 16:56 PM IST
The staff at Gamla Nature Reserve were able to track the bird as it crossed the border but lost signal shortly after it entered Bint Jbeil, the report said.Jan 28, 2016, 16:20 PM IST
The environment ministry has called for restricting the use of painkiller drug Diclofenac to a "single dose" package for humans to avoid its misuse for veterinary purposes and thereby cause a steep decline in the vulture population, an official statement said on Friday.Sep 18, 2015, 18:08 PM IST
Alarmed by the "steep" decline in the vulture population in India and to protect the bird from "extinction", the government has banned the multidose vial of anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, which is used for cattle.Sep 18, 2015, 15:45 PM IST
The Assam forest department and the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) on Friday released nine endangered wild vultures after they survived poisoning in Assam's Tinsukia district.Mar 13, 2015, 17:47 PM IST
A Himalayan Griffon vulture, poisoned a month ago, was treated, rehabilitated and released in the wild by the 'Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation' in Assam's Sibsagar district Wednesday.Feb 18, 2015, 17:02 PM IST
A new study suggests that the veterinary painkiller diclofenac could be the reason behind the drastic decline in the number of vulture species such as Red-headed and Egyptian Vulture.Apr 15, 2014, 03:58 AM IST
In order to protect critically-endangered vultures from being extinct, a Vulture Safe Zone (VSZ) would be created in Madhya Pradesh`s Bundelkhand, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) officials said today.Jan 23, 2014, 23:20 PM IST
Nelson Mandela`s eldest daughter lashed out at foreign media "vultures" for failing to respect African custom and the family`s feelings.Jun 27, 2013, 20:41 PM IST
Three endangered species of vultures have been spotted at the Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in East Siang district by a team of researchers from the Rajiv Gandhi University.Dec 14, 2012, 13:19 PM IST
No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if no immediate steps are taken for their conservation, non-governmental organisations have warned.Oct 09, 2012, 19:52 PM IST
Two of the most rare and critically-endangered species of vultures have been bred successfully in captivity at a conservation centre in Assam.Sep 02, 2012, 14:56 PM IST
A rare species of vulture was found in Bhansia village of the district, forest officials claimed.Nov 29, 2011, 10:25 AM IST
Saudi authorities have nabbed a
vulture on suspicion of spying for Israel`s espionage agency
Mossad after it was found bearing a tag of Tel Aviv
The Bombay Natural History Society
(BNHS) today said it has successfully bred for the first time
in captivity 16 vultures at its Vulture Conservation Breeding
Centre (VCBC) in Pinjore in Haryana.
Sherlock the vulture has face like a turkey, a blood-red head,eyes and beak.May 16, 2010, 14:05 PM IST
Diclofenac is the "major cause"
behind the rapidly declining vulture numbers in the country,
the government said Friday.
Believe it or not, South Africans smoke vulture brains to bring luck -- for winning lotteries. And, wildlife experts have now warned that vultures face extinction in this country.Dec 28, 2009, 13:33 PM IST
With vultures facing threat in
different parts of the world, the government has launched an
exclusive programme for conserving these scavengers of nature
in India where nine species of the bird is found.