Surveys of Himalayan Vultures (Gyps Himalayensis) in the Annapurna Conservation Area, Mustang, Nepal

  title={Surveys of Himalayan Vultures (Gyps Himalayensis) in the Annapurna Conservation Area, Mustang, Nepal},
  author={Munir Z. Virani and Jeet Bahadur Giri and Richard T. Watson and Hem Sagar Baral},
ABSTRACT Populations of three species of lowland Gyps vultures (G. bengalensis, G. tenuirostris and G. indicus) in South Asia have declined precipitously over the last decade as a result of their feeding on diclofenac-contaminated livestock carcasses. Despite extensive studies on these three species, little is known about population trends in the highland species, Himalayan Vulture (G. himalayensis). We surveyed Himalayan Vultures in Nepal between 2001 and 2006. We found no evidence that their… Expand
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