Nepal’s vulture numbers show encouraging rise

VultureKATHMANDU, Nepal – The number of white-rumped vultures (Gyps bengalensis), a vulture species that is on the verge of extinction, has increased in recent years.

An annual survey that studies the vulture´s natural habitat along with counting the birds across the Terai lowlands showed that the number of white-rumped vultures hit 68 this year, which is 25 more than over the previous year.

As per the report by Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) published this week, there were only 43 white-rumped vultures in the year 2011-12.

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