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UP to probe comeback of dwindled vultures

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Pilibhit, Mar 23 (UNI) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to go for a comprehensive research to probe the sudden comeback of vultures in the district, even as a census is being conducted in various parts of the country to revive the depleting population of the ''nature cleaners''.

Forest Conservator of Bareilly division Ajay Kumar said spotting vultures in large numbers in the Faizullaganj forest of Vatahi range recently, has prompted the department to go for a proper research to ascertain as to how such a rare phenomenon has occurred, especially when the population of the endangered species has depleted across the country dramatically.

''The dramatic dwindling of vultures had prompted the government to put the birds also known as natural cleaners in the list of endangered species, but now this sudden comeback will be properly probed,'' Mr Kumar added.

Mr Kumar further said a proposal for developing Lagga Bhagga area of the district as ''Reserve Conservation Area'' was pending with the government.

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