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Vulture population hit

Only 260 to 270 vultures are now left in Raigad district of Maharashtra, where there were 350 birds as per 2020 estimates. According to a survey conducted by the forest department and a nongovernmental organization, Seescap (Society of Eco-Endangered Species, Conservation And Protection) there was a drop of nearly 23% in the number of long billed vultures, and an equal fall in the percentage for the white backed vultures (pictured) found in Mahad, Kolad, Wakan and Sudhagad. Of the nine varieties of vultures found in India these two species are only found in Raigad district, noted a news report in the......

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