There are 9 species of vultures in India

Most of the species are facing extinction

Why are the vultures of India dying?

What are the ecological consequences of extinction of vultures?

Vultures which feed on the dead cows are dying

The cows are contaminated by diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug administered to livestock

The drug is given to livestock to treat them for fever

This drug gets consumed by Vultures while feeding on the dead livestock

This has lead to death of many vultures

Death of vultures has led to explosion of population of rat and wild dogs

This has caused a huge sanitation problem and cost to the government

A new drug called Meloxicam has been found to be an effective alternative

Diclofenac has now been banned in India

Vultures In Trouble In India

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