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, 2015
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New hope for saving vulture population

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

The Union government has banned multi-dose vials of human diclofenac, which is expected to give a boost to vulture conservation in the country at the same time prevent its misuse on cattle. Three Gyps species of vultures in India had declined drastically, by nearly 99%, over the past two decades. The recent notification, number 450 in the Gazette of India, published on July 17, by the ministry of health and family welfare is a big relief to the critically endangered vulture species, as per a statement issued by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). In association with UK-based Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and several state governments in the country, BNHS has been trying to conserve the vultures through captive breeding, research, and advocacy.

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