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Nilgiris Long-billed Vultures



  Mar 22, 2024

Long-billed Vultures in the Nilgiris


 

Q: Where do long-billed vultures nest in the Nilgiris?
 
A: Long-billed vultures build their nests on craggy cliffs overlooking the Moyar River in the Nilgiris region. These sites are extremely important for the species' survival.
 

Q: Why are long-billed vultures endangered? 

A: Long-billed vultures are critically endangered. Their populations have declined due to various factors, including:

  • Poisoning from consuming carcasses of livestock treated with harmful veterinary drugs.
     
  • Habitat loss and degradation.
     
  • Human disturbances near nesting sites.
     

Q: What threats do long-billed vultures face in the Nilgiris? 

A: Major threats in the Nilgiris include:

  • Forest fires, which can destroy nesting sites and kill birds.
     
  • Disturbances from tourism activities, which can cause vultures to abandon their nests.
     

Q: What is being done to protect long-billed vultures in the Nilgiris?

 A: Conservation efforts include:

  • Monitoring nesting sites to understand breeding success and identify threats.
     
  • Raising awareness in local communities about the importance of vultures.
     
  • Working to minimize human disturbances near nesting areas.
     

Q: How can I help conserve long-billed vultures? 

A: You can help by:

  • Supporting conservation organizations working to protect vultures.
     
  • Avoiding the use of harmful veterinary drugs that can poison vultures (if you are involved in livestock care).
     
  • Spreading the word about the importance of vultures and the threats they face.



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