United Nations sounds alarm over vultures

After vanishing from Delhi, the endangered vultures are facing the threat of extinction in the Indian subcontinent also. The UNEP, in its report released on Wednesday on biodiversity, claimed that a veterinary drug, which had been responsible for deaths of vultures, continue to be available in the market despite a ban.  The report stated that the population of three formerly common species of vultures - oriental white-backed vulture, long-billed vulture and slender-billed vulture have declined “precipitously”.