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Diclofenac poisoning is widespread in declining vulture populations across the Indian subcontinent
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It is shown that a high proportion of Gyps bengalensis and G. indicus found dead or dying in a much larger area of India and Nepal also have residues of diclofenac and visceral gout, a post–mortem finding that is strongly associated with dic-of-enac contamination in both species, suggesting veterinary use of dIClofy is likely to have been the major cause of the rapid vulture population declines across the subcontinent. Expand
The status of Nepal’s mammals
The main objectives of the Nepal National Mammal Red Data Book (RDB) were to provide comprehensive and up-to-date accounts of 212 mammal species recorded in Nepal, assess their status applying theExpand
The race to prevent the extinction of South Asian vultures
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It may be some years before diclofenac is removed from the vultures' food supply, and captive populations of three vulture species have been established to provide sources of birds for future reintroduction programmes. Expand
Community structure and habitat associations of lowland grassland birds in Nepal.
Dissertation submitted to Faculty of Science, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Cardiff University, 2001.
Population trends of Critically Endangered Gyps vultures in the lowlands of Nepal
Three species of resident Gyps vulture are threatened with extinction in South Asia due to the contamination of domestic ungulate carcasses with the drug diclofenac. Observed rates of populationExpand
Rapid population declines of Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis in Upper Mustang, Nepal
Summary The population collapse of resident Gyps vulture species in South Asia, caused by the use of a veterinary drug diclofenac, has highlighted an urgent need to monitor numbers of other vultureExpand
Nepal’s National Red List of Birds
The main objectives of the Nepal National Bird Red Data Book were to provide comprehensive and up-to-date accounts of all the bird species found in Nepal, assess their status applying the IUCNExpand
Protected Birds of Nepal: A Review of their Status, Distribution and Habitat
National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 is the major Act that forms the basis for biodiversity protection in Nepal. The Act lists nine species of birds protected by law. These species areExpand
Vultures and people: Local perceptions of a low-density vulture population in the eastern mid-hills of Nepal
The cause for rapid decline of the South Asian vulture population in 1990s was unknown for many years until diclofenac was proved to be the main reason for such decline in 2004.  The vultureExpand
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