Census of cranes and vultures| Census of cranes, vultures completed in UP Both are facing threats to their existence in state| Census of ‘storks’, ‘vultures’ facing threats to their existence in UP
Vulture and Crane
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh has completed the census of storks and vultures and the state finally has scientific data on two species of birds. Both storks and vultures are facing threats to their existence in the state. According to official sources, the data which has calculated the vultures is being compiled by researchers from the Institute of Wildlife Science at Lucknow University.
The Board and the Forest Department will get the atlas prepared for the first time on the two species on the basis of census. The atlas will show the places where birds mate, breed, nest and feed.
In the case of vultures, it will also map habitats (where birds rest or sleep on huge, tall trees). According to the findings, a plan for conservation of both the birds will be made.
Eight out of nine species of vultures are found in UP
The stork is the state bird of UP but habitat destruction is the biggest threat. On the other hand, vultures are critically endangered and protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act of India. UP is home to eight of the nine species of vultures found in the country. However, habitat destruction and poaching have threatened their existence.
The data will help to know more about them
Since little is known about vultures, the data will help to know more about them. The pre-breeding census of vultures was conducted in January and the post-breeding census was completed last week. The figures will be compared. Similarly, the last two rounds of the Saras Census were conducted in September and January and the last round concluded on Sunday.
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