Indian vultures on death row, huge dip in numbers
The Times of India Hyderabad|January 23, 2022
While the proposed sanctuary for conservation of vultures in Adilabad’s Bejjur has failed to take off, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified Indian vulture as critically endangered even as its population is decreasing.
U. Sudhakarreddy

Hyderabad: IUCN’s latest red list of 2021 put the population of vultures on the decline. Palarapugutta cliff habitat in Penchikalpet forest range of Bejjur is one of the major breeding sites for the long-billed vulture.

The forest department has proposed to establish the area as Jatayu wildlife sanctuary. However, the proposal has been kept in cold storage for the last few years. The extent of the proposed sanctuary is 325 square kilometres which falls in Bejjur, Penchikalpet, Koutala and Chintalamanepalli mandals. The area has Pranathia river and Peddavagu.

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