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Haryana Takes Up Asia’s First Vulture Reintroduction Programme

Haryana Takes Up Asia’s First Vulture Reintroduction Programme

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Vultures are a bird species that have become locally extinct from Delhi region since almost two decades now. Vulture play a key role as scavengers in the natural ecosystem which makes them important. Their declines and local extinction from Delhi has therefore been a major loss to Delhi's urban ecosystem. The reason for the decline of vulture populations in Delhi is largely attributed to the use of the drug diclofenac. Diclofenac, a pain killer drug which is administrated to cattle and once vultures feed on the dead cattle, the drug enters the vulture's body and leads to the subsequent wiping out of entire vulture populations. Once this was known, diclofenac was banned by the government. The impact of dicloefenac was also felt on vulture populations living along Delhi and in the

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