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Public Lecture on “The Magnificent Vulture – End of the Road?”

By: Toxics LInk, Source: Toxics Link, Date: , 2013

Vultures have existed for eons – as part of our mythology, amongst Egyptian Pharos and

Greek legends. Yet in a short span of 20 years, they are close to extinction in South Asia and

beyond. Today they are classified as critically‐endangered by the International Union for

the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the population of vultures has declined by an

alarming rate of over 99 per cent during the last two decades.

In an attempt to address some of these pertinent question and find out ways to preserve

these birds, Toxics Link and India International Centre organized a film screening and

panel discussion on “The Magnificent Vulture – End of the Road?” at India International

Centre on 20th March 2013.'13.pdf