Implementation of National Vulture Conservation Project

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Name of Project: Implementation of National Vulture Conservation Strategy.
Supported by: USAID, Small Grant and Ambassador’s Programme ( SGAFP )
Implemented by: Baanhn Beli
Consultant Organization: IUCN Pakistan
Agreement No: SGAFP/2015/120.
Project Location: Two UCs ( Nagarparkar & Virawah ) Taluka Nagarparkar District Tharparkar.
Date of Start: May. 2015
Date of Completion: April, 2016

Project Concept

The vultures, are part of the group of “birds of prey”, specialized in eating the bodies of the dead animals, therefore have adaptations or skills suited to the scavenger way of life. Vultures are respected for their ecological, social and cultural significance. Vultures are scavenging on animal carcasses/carrion, thereby helping keep the environment clean. Vulture’s thus providing prime ecosystem services top cleaners in cities, villages and countryside. They have acute eyesight, muscular legs and sharp bills. A particular characteristic of them is a bald head, devoid of normal feathers. This helps to keep the head clean when feeding. To conserve and highlight the importance of vulture species, threats faced by them, ensure a safe habitat in and around Karoonjhar hills.

Project Goal

Develop a National Vulture Conservation Strategy through creating awareness and involvement of communities in the targeted area.

Project Objectives

To contribute in the national efforts for conservation of vultures through development of vulture conservation strategy for Pakistan

Disclaimer: This activity/project is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of Baanhn Beli and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government..