Conservation of Critically Endangered Gyps spp. Vultures in India
Dr Andrew Cunningham
IoZ - Institute of Zoology
Host Country Institutions:
Dept of Forest and Wildlife, BNHS - Bombay Natural History Society, Gov of Haryana
To assist Indian scientists to prevent the extinction of two critically endangered bird species by producing a Recovery Plan for the Gyps spp. vultures (Gyps indicus and Gyps bengalensis) in India and to develop the capacity to implement it.
1. Cause of vulture decline identified
2. Geographical extent and rate of vulture decline confirmed
3. Options for remedial measures identified and evaluated.
4. Capacity to implement and monitor species recovery plan developed.
5. Constituency in support of vulture conservation in India developed in India and Internationally
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