Chandigarh, Jun 14 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said Haryana was the first state in the country which had set up a Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre.
The Chief Minister stated this while interacting with a delegation of photographers and journalists of Asian Geographic magazine led by Photo Editor Kris LeBoutiller and Publisher John Thet here.
The Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre is located at Pinjore spread over five acres of land and having 124 vultures in its breeding centre.
The Centre, he said, was set up at Pinjore in 2001, a joint project of Bombay Natural Histrory Society and the Haryana Forest Department. He said this was the largest breeding centre in the country which had 124 vultures of three species White-backed, Long-billed and Slender-billed vultures.
He said the other two Vulture Breeding Centres in the country were in West Bengal and Assam, having 50 and 14 vultures respectively.
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