Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change has recently launched a Vulture Action Plan 2020-25 for the conservation of vultures in the country.
About Action Plan for Vulture Conservation 2020-25
Key Highlights of the Action Plan for Vulture Conservation 2020-25
The new plan has laid out strategies and actions to stem the decline in vulture population, especially of the three Gyps species:
These three vulture species were listed by IUCN, in 2000 as ‘Critically Endangered’, which is the highest category of endangerment.
This would be done through both ex-situ and in-situ conservation.
To remove toxic drug: A system to automatically remove a drug from veterinary use if it is found to be toxic to vultures, with the help of the Drugs Controller General of India.
Rescue Centers: Establishment of four rescue centres, in Pinjore (Haryana), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Guwahati (Assam) and Hyderabad (Telangana).There are currently no dedicated rescue centres for treating vultures.
Conservation Breeding Centre: These are also being planned across the country, along with Vulture Conservation Centers with samples and information collected from the wild analyzed and stored at these centres — one each in Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Vulture Safe Zone: Conservation breeding of red-Headed vultures and Egyptian vultures and the establishment at least one vulture-safe zone in each state for the conservation of the remnant populations in that state.
For Vulture Census: Coordinated nation-wide vulture counting, involving forest departments, the Bombay Natural History Society, research institutes, non-profits, and members of the public.This would be for getting a more accurate estimate of the size of vulture populations in the country.
Database on Threats to Vulture: A database on emerging threats to vulture conservation including collision and electrocution, unintentional poisoning.
About Vultures in India
Out of 23 species of vultures in the world, nine are found in India. These include:
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