North East  /  Published 19.03.22

‘Dog trap’ kills 100 vultures in Assam

About 100 Himalayan griffon vultures, a “near threatened” species, have died of suspected poisoning in Assam’s Kamrup district since Thursday night, prompting calls for the regulatio...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.02.22

Near extinct vultures spotted

While vulture population is considered near extinct in the country, a pack of vultures came into sight in the sky over Saranda forest in West Singhbhum district on Sunday.  The species of winged...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 29.03.21

15 vultures die, posion suspected

Fifteen Himalayan griffons died and 25 other birds fell ill on Saturday evening apparently after consuming a cattle carcass at Damdim in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district. Himalayan gri...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.21

Vulture saviours seek ban on 3 medicines

Carcass of a female adult wild elephant was found at the Damanpur forest range area of Buxa Tiger Reserve on Saturday. Foresters suspect poison or infectious disease and are awaiting post mortem repor...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.10.20

Vultures bring cheers in Koderma

Koderma divisional forest officer Suraj Kumar Singh said the department was happy to see the vultures in such large numbers at one spot in the district.“We will soon send a proposal on a vulture...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Koderma


West Bengal  /  Published 16.12.19

Captive vultures to be released in wild today

Six vultures from a north Bengal park, two of them with satellite transmitters tied around their necks, will be released into the wild on Tuesday. The movement of the birds will be closely tracked aft...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 02.11.18

Endangered vultures sighted in Arunachal

A four-member team from Rajiv Gandhi University traced a small group of critically endangered species of white rumped vultures (Gyps bengalensis), six on flight and two perched, in Mahadevpur under Na...
By Vinod Kumar Singh in Dhemaji

West Bengal  /  Published 02.02.19

Train runs over 9 vultures near Siliguri

Nine Himalayan Griffons, a threatened bird species, feeding on a carcass were mowed down by a train at Gulma on the outskirts of Siliguri on Saturday.The area, part of the Dooars tracks, is located on...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.19

Vultures’ date with wild set

The forest department will soon release vultures born in captivity in the wild.The Bombay Natural History Society, which started the Rajabhatkhawa vulture breeding centre along with the forest departm...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.19

Meet reviews vulture conservation

Wildlife officials, researchers, drug controllers and vets met at a city hotel on Wednesday to take stock of India’s vulture conservation programme.“We reviewed the work done under National Vultur...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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