Drug Controller General to Withdraw Drug that Affects Vulture Population
Concerned at the effect of the anti-inflammatory drug Dicolofenec on the country's vulture
population, the Drug Controller General has decided to withdraw licences for manufacturing it for veterinary use //.
At a press meet here today, the director of the prominent NGO Bombay Natural History S...
Diclofenac Drug Banned By MP Government Over Vulture Deaths
Upon the advice of central government, the Madhya Pradesh government banned the use of the drug diclofenac, which is used by vets, saying that it was responsible// for 95 percent of vulture
deaths in the country.
"The vultures are indispensable natural scavengers responsible for the disposal of ...
Recovery efforts not enough for critically endangered Asian vulture
ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Captive breeding colonies of a critically endangered vulture, whose numbers in the wild have dwindled from tens of millions to a few thousand, are too small to protect the species from extinction, a University of Michigan analysis shows.
Adding wild birds to the captive colon...
Cambodian vulture nests offer hope for species
Working in the remote forests of Cambodia, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have just discovered Southeast Asia's only known breeding colony of slender-billed vultures, one of the world's most threatened bird species.
Found in heavily forested country just east of t...
Scavenger birds chew the fat
... too. A study by Antoni Margalida from the Bearded vulture
Study and Protection Group in El Pont de Suert, Spain, has found that the bearded vulture
will discard less energy-dense bones and choose on...havioral Ecology and Sociobiology .
The bearded vulture
is the only vertebrate with a bone-dominated diet ...