Vulture Conservation at Pinjore – The Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre (JCBC) & Haryana Government Join Hands for Wild Life

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JCBC - Vulture Conservation Pinjore
JCBC - Vulture Conservation Pinjore

A unique drive for nature conservation by Government of India for Vulture protection in the Wild. Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre at Pinjore will work towards the restoration of Vultures. MIC Prakash Javadekar joind the program to encourage the team.

 

“The Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre (JCBC) is a joint project of the Haryana Forest Department and the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).It is a collaborative initiative to save the three species of vultures, the White-backed, Long-billed and Slender-billed, from looming extinction. The centre is located at village Jodhpur on the edge of the Bir Shikargaha Wildlife Sanctuary which is about 8 km off the National Highway-22 from Pinjore on Mallah Road. The centre is spread on a 5 acre land of Haryana Forest  Department.
The JCBC, earlier known as Vulture Care Centre (VCC), was established in  September 2001 with the UK Government’s ‘Darwin Initiative for the Survival of  Species’ fund, to investigate the dramatic declines in the resident Gyps species of  vultures. ” (Ref. JCBC)

 

 

Picture Credit : The Indian Express