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Asia’s first ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ launched

NEW DELHI || Asia’s first ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ has been launched at Pinjore today. Two Himalayan Griffons were released into the wild from the Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore.

Photo 4When the front netting of the cage was lifted, giving the captive Himalayan Griffons the option of joining the wild Griffons, the released vultures readily stepped outside and joined the wild vultures.

The government has fixed a target to increase the existing forest cover in the country to 33 per cent. As vultures play a vital role in keeping the environment clean, their breeds should be increased and the government is constantly working to increase their numbers. Haryana and other states are also working in the direction of conservation of vultures.