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Vulture population increases in Amangarh reserve

Vulture population increases in Amangarh reserve

Bijnor, Nov 20 (SocialNews.XYZ) The Amangarh Tiger Reserve (ATR) in Uttar Pradesh has witnessed a rise in the population of vultures.

According to a survey, the conservation efforts have yielded desired results and the vulture population has risen from 141 last year to 165 this year.


Bijnor divisional forest officer Anil Kumar Patel said: "A three-day census was carried out from November 16 to 18, which revealed 143 Griffin vultures and 22 baby vultures in Amangarh Tiger Reserve area as compared to 141 sighted in the 2021 survey."

There has been a sharp overall decline in the vulture population, except for a few species like the Griffon vulture, which is included in the 'near threatened' category of the IUCN Red List but has a stable population.

Griffon vultures reside in the higher reaches of the Himalayas.

As the herbivores descend onto the plains with the advent of winter, these predatory birds also move to the West Uttar Pradesh wetlands, Amangarh Tiger Reserve being one of the favourite spots due to plenty of carcasses.

Officials said that these vultures migrate to the plains every winter due to extreme conditions in the Himalayas.

Source: IANS

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