White-rumped vultures have returned to Himachal Pradesh state’s Kangra district, advertising the flying success of the state’s conservation efforts.
With nearly 95% of the white-rumped vulture population decimated, the species was once declared critically endangered. Today, around 175 sightings have been reported in Kangra.
“The state’s wildlife department claimed a major success in its 10-year long effort relating to vulture breeding and conservation programme.”
“Vulture’s decline was attributed to the use of diclofenac drug which was later banned.