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Vultures on the the brink of extinction in State?

23 April 2012

HYDERABAD: The population of vultures has declined so drastically in Andhra Pradesh that the scavenging bird is on the verge of extinction.

The number of vultures has dwindled from around 8,500 in 1997 to a few now. “We have been monitoring for the last five years. Except for two vultures sighted in Utnoor in Adilabad in November last and February this year, they are not found anywhere else,” said G. Umapaty, senior scientist, Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), a facility of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)…..

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Written by csirindia

April 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Posted in CCMB

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