Rare vultures make appearance in Myagdi highlands

MYAGDI: A reportedly disappeared species of vultures was seen in hilly and mountainous parts of the district a year after the district was declared diclofenac-free.

The vultures were gradually disappearing with the increasing temperature, poisonous food and lack of safe habitat.

A local, Dhruba Paija, informed that such vultures have been gradually appearing in Chimkhola, Mudi and Lubang areas of the district.

The District Livestock Service Office technician Dilliraj Acharya shared that the office had banned use of diclofenac for the treatment of animals which harms the vultures as they feed on the dead animals treated with the medicine.

Acharya added that they were planning to bring out effective programmes to preserve such disappearing species of vultures in the district.