Drug debacle: Endangered vulture population still under threat

  Synopsis: India’s vulture populations are not safe; they are still small to recover quickly and will not survive another catastrophic event. Introduction Vultures were quite common till the 1980s and are fighting to survive currently. Currently, seven species in Africa and eight species in India are threatened with extinction. India has lost 99% population… Continue reading Drug debacle: Endangered vulture population still under threat

Raptor attention: 160 species of birds of prey endangered worldwide

What is the news? A new analysis by ‘International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and BirdLife International’ remarks about the threats faced by the birds of prey. The study claims, 30 percent of the 557 raptor species around the world are threatened by extinction to some degree. What are the key findings of… Continue reading Raptor attention: 160 species of birds of prey endangered worldwide

The clean-up crew we need (On vulture conservation)

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Importance of vultures for an ecosystem Synopsis: Vultures play a very important role in an ecosystem by acting as its scavengers. However, their declining population has increased various concerns. Let’s have a brief look into it. Context India lost more than 95% of its vulture population through the 1990s and by… Continue reading The clean-up crew we need (On vulture conservation)