Action Plan for Vulture Conservation 2020-2025
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27th Oct, 2020
The National Board for Wildlife(NBWL) has approved the Action Plan for Vulture Conservation 2020-2025.
- Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will get a vulture conservation and breeding center each.
- At least one vulture-safe zone will be established in each state for the conservation of the remnant populations in that state.
- Four rescue centres, in Pinjore (Haryana), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Guwahati (Assam) and Hyderabad (Telangana) will be established. Currently, there are no dedicated rescue centres for treating vultures.
- Automatic removal of a drug from veterinary use if it is found to be toxic to vultures with the help of the Drugs Controller General of India.
- Coordinated nation-wide counting of vultures by forest departments, the Bombay Natural History Society, research institutes, nonprofits and public to compile a Vulture census.
- A database is being developed on emerging threats to vulture conservation including collision and electrocution, unintentional poisoning.