Himalayan Griffon : Conservation Status
The Himalayan Griffon was sighted in the Patrampur and Bail Parao ranges of the Terai forest range after nearly 15 years.
- Himalayan Griffon is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae.
- It is one of the two largest Old World vultures and true raptors.
- This species is found along the Himalayas and the adjoining Tibetan
- Himalayan vultures are also susceptible to toxicity induced by diclofenac, a drug whose residues are in domestic animal carcasses.
- But their population have however not shown signs of rapid decline as witnessed in populations of other Gyps vultures across Asia.
- Conservation status : IUCN: Near Threatened