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DEHRADUN, Jul. 31, 2023 (TBINN)

For the first time in Uttarakhand, four species of vultures will be studied closely by attaching satellite tags to them. This predator-category bird is on the verge of extinction.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has classified them as endangered birds. Forest Department has sought permission from the government to tag the birds for the study to be held under Rajaji and Corbett Tiger reserves.

Sameer Sinha, Chief Wildlife Warden of Forest Department, told the Press that these four predatory birds belong to Scheduled Forest species.

The Wildlife Act provides grant of special purpose licences in such cases, after which permission of the state government is required for education and research. In this sequence, permission has been sought from the government to put satellite tags on birds, Sameer Sinha said.

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