Vultures Being Cultured
- Indian Masterminds Bureau
- Published on 3 Mar 2023, 5:13 pm IST
- 1 minute read
- Rajaji National Park is conserving endangered vulture species in deep forest areas
- Nests have been prepared for raptors to live and breed in safe environment
- 95 per cent of Vultures have died due to excessive use of chemicals like Diclofenac
- Forests provide chemical food to the Vultures, says Rajaji Field Director Dr Saket Badola.
Vultures are an essential part of food chain and ecosystem. They feed on the flesh of dead animals, hence acting as scavengers. But, excessive use of chemicals in domesticated cattle is poisoning them. That’s the reason over 95 per cent population of vultures had been wiped out and raptors are on the verge of extinction.
But, everything is not lost, it seems. A number of forests in the country has started a Vulture Breeding programme in chemical-free environment of reserve forest. Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand is one of them.
Field Director of Rajaji Tiger Reserve Dr Saket Badola spoke to Indian Masterminds on the steps being taken by his team to conserve the Vultures.
Please click on the YouTube link for more details on the culturing if Vultures in Rajaji….
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