with an aim to save vultures from extinction, a novel programme to breed these birds has been jointly launched by the State Wildlife Preservation Department, Haryana and Bombay Natural History Society (bnhs) at Bir hunting ground near Pinjore.
Haryana Chief Wildlife Warden R D Jakati said quite a number of vultures were sighted in some parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh recently. "Keeping this in mind we decided to start a programme for breeding vultures so that the species of this ''environment friendly'' bird can be preserved," he informed and added that the state government had given a go-ahead to the programme. The programme will basically work on disease detection and breeding of the bird. The birds will be provided their natural habitat and food in huge enclosures.
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