15 vulture species facing extinction set to get global protection

15 vulture species facing extinction set to get global protection

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
Endangered vulture with broken wing rescued in Delhi

Endangered vulture with broken wing rescued in Delhi

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
Shocking: Vulture that flew over Israel-Lebanon border “held for spying”

Shocking: Vulture that flew over Israel-Lebanon border “held for spying”

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
Restrict Diclofenac package to save vultures: Ministry

Restrict Diclofenac package to save vultures: Ministry

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

For taking toll on vulture numbers, govt bans cattle drug vial

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

Endangered vultures survive poisoning, released in forest

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

Poisoned Himalayan Griffon Vulture rehabilitated

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

Two more vulture species under threat from veterinary painkiller diclofenac

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

Vulture `safe zone` to come up in Bundelkhand

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

Foreign media are `vultures`: Mandela`s eldest daughter

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 spotted

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

Vultures in South Asia face imminent extinction

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

Captive breeding of endangered vultures successful

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

Rare species of Vulture found

A rare species of vulture was found in Bhansia village of the district, forest officials claimed.

Nov 29, 2011, 10:25 AM IST

Saudis nab vulture `spying` for Mossad

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

Jan 05, 2011, 18:28 PM IST

BNHS successfully breeds 16 vultures in captivity

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.

Jun 30, 2010, 00:32 AM IST

Sherlock the vulture, man`s new best friend

Sherlock the vulture has face like a turkey, a blood-red head,eyes and beak.

May 16, 2010, 14:05 PM IST

Veterinary medicine killing vultures in India: Ministry

Diclofenac is the "major cause"
behind the rapidly declining vulture numbers in the country,
the government said Friday.

Mar 06, 2010, 00:14 AM IST

South Africans `smoke vulture brains to bring lottery luck`

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

Govt launches exclusive vulture conservation programme

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.

Sep 04, 2009, 18:55 PM IST

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