The State-level Vulture Conservation Committee (SVCC) has made up our minds to habits a synchronised vulture census in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.
The census has been deliberate earlier than March because the nesting season is in development, Leader Natural world Warden Srinivas Reddy mentioned.
On the SVCC’s first assembly hung on Wednesday, different conservation plans akin to operationalising rescue facilities in Tirunelveli, Tiruchi and Coimbatore; designating a Vulture Protected Zone (VSZ) across the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve; and long run methods have been mentioned. “Since this was once the primary assembly, there have been a large number of concepts that got here from other individuals. The one concrete resolution taken was once in regards to the census,” mentioned Mr. Reddy.
Round 60 villages, 20 each and every in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka, had been recognized as hotspots in keeping with vultures’ feeding and nesting spaces, and spaces the place there’s a notable cattle-carnivore struggle, mentioned S. Bharathidasan, secretary, Arulagam, a non-profit organisation operating in opposition to environmental conservation.
Mr. Bharathidasan, who could also be a SVCC member, mentioned proposals were made for engaging in animal welfare camps, sensitising other people to moral animal husbandry, offering alternatives for gross sales of insecticides the use of cow dung. He additionally mentioned that designating the VSZ can be crucial step in conservation. “Vulture Protected Zone is just a idea now; it will have to be legalized through the federal government so the do’s and don’ts will also be carried out,” he mentioned.
The SVCC is composed of the Director of the Division of Animal Husbandry; the Director of Medicine Keep an eye on, Meals Protection and Drug Management Division; mavens; and NGOs operating in opposition to vulture conservation.
Mr. Bharathidasan mentioned steps will have to be taken progressively for all of the State to transform a secure zone for vultures, and now not simply round Mudumalai. He mentioned the Medicine Management Division’s motion towards drug providers and producers and shops of the banned veterinary drug, diclofenac, was once commendable.