Vulture: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

National Action Plan for Vulture Conservation, 2020-2025

Published: November 18, 2020

The National Action Plan for Vulture Conservation, 2020-25 was recently approved by National Board for Wild life. The plan has suggested that new veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs be tested on vultures before they are commercially released. Key Highlights of the Plan The new plan automatically removes veterinary use of a drug if it is found ..

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Vulture conservation centres to be established in 5 states of India

Published: October 27, 2020

The National Board for Wildlife recently approved an action plan for vulture conservation, 2020-20-25. Under the new National Action Plan for Vulture Conservation, five new conservation centres are to be established in five different state. Key highlights The new vulture conservation centres are to be established in the states of Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and ..

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Uttar Pradesh’s 1st Vulture Conservation to be set up at Maharajganj District

Published: November 27, 2019

Uttar Pradesh Government has announced the state’s first Vulture conservation and breeding centre to be set up in Farenda area of Maharajganj district. Vulture population in the country has come down to 19,000 in the last three decades from 40 million mainly because of renal failure caused due to diclofenac poisoning. Indian Vulture is listed ..

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What is Ketoprofen?

Published: November 27, 2015

Several state governments are banning veterinary use of Ketoprofen drug to save vultures. Which drugs led to collapse of vulture population? There are three Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) viz. Diclofenac, Aceclofenac and Ketoprofen, whose veterinary use has led to collapse of populations of vulture species of genus Gyps in South Asia, particularly India. While ban ..

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