Endangered slender-billed vultures found in Kanchanpur

Endangered slender-billed vultures found in Kanchanpur

Endangered slender-billed vultures have been found in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve in Kanchanpur for the first time.

According to Hirulal Dangaura, Officer at the Nepal Bird Protection Association, the slender-billed vulture which are less than 50 in numbers in Nepal have been found in a grassy land of the reserve.

“A nest has been recovered on Thursday. Another nest was found a couple of days ago,” Dangaura informed.

Khadananda Paudel, officer at the Vulture Conservation Office, said that it was a great achievement to find two nests of endangered slender-billed vultures in the same place.

He said that the vulture has been spotted only in two places in Nepal besides Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.

With the recovery of the two vulture nests, the number of nests has reached four.

Paudel further informed that there are one nest each in Pokhara of Kaski and Khutiya of Kailali.

He opined that the reserve could be a better shelter for the vulture and its broods.

Meanwhile, the number of white-rumped vulture has also been increasing in Kanchanpur.

According to Paudel, there are 43 nests of white-rumped vulture in the district. He further said that 16 nests have been recovered recently.

Source: THT