As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday 12 October 2012

Vulture conservation project in far-west

DADELDHURA: A vulture conservation programme has been implemented in the Far-west Development Region on Tuesday. 

This programme is undertaken by an organization called Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN). It will be implemented in 23 districts of the region. BCN started the vulture conservation project since 2002. The programme was launched in the far-west region since 2009 in coordination with the District Livestock Service Office in different districts.

According to Dr Sagar Poudel, an expert on vulture conservation who is associated with BCN, various programme as school education, awareness raising, signature collection, publicity, nest monitoring, awareness through radio programme, informative workshop and monitoring by agro-vet have been planned under this project.

He said BCN is already monitoring 500 vulture nests and 1,000 vultures in far-west region as part of its regular study on the situation of vultures. Experts say that four out of the nine species of vultures found in the country are in survival crisis.

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