Survey, Conservation and Monitoring of Critically Endangered Gyps Vultures in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, India

Kulojyoti Lahkar

Two resident species of vultures have been declined steeply in recent years in South Asia including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh as a result of a veterinary medicine (Diclofenac) used to treat domestic cattle. However, there are some other causes such as destruction of nests and nesting trees, scarcity of food and poisoning carcasses of domestic livestock, which are also responsible for population decline. Two fieldwork strategies will be used: survey and monitoring and community work.