Indian Vulture Gyps indicus

This species is classified as Critically Endangered because it has suffered an extremely rapid population decline as a result of mortality from feeding on carcasses of animals treated with the veterinary drug diclofenac. Survey results indicate that declines throughout the Indian Subcontinent probably began in the 1990s and were extremely rapid, resulting in an overall population decline of greater than 97% over a 10-15 year period.

Reference : Indian Vulture Gyps indicus



Vanished - Megascops Choliba by Jose Garcia Allievi

Discover hidden wildlife with our FREE newsletters

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Share this page with your friends

Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
Mike Barth

Chandan, in this case it's education and government involvement. There are drugs that can be given to cattle that do not have this affect on the birds,

Chandan Sen

Not surprised but certainly saddened …. What we can do to save our earth and nature on a daily basis probably the answer we are searching …..