Ten captive white-rumped vultures, transferred from the Vulture Conservation Breeding Center in Kasara to the release aviary at the Jatayu Vulture Restaurant in Pithauli seven months ago, have been released in the wild yesterday on 01 November.
The vultures were released in the presence of Mr. Ajay Karki, deputy director general at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), Dr. Naresh Subedi, programme manager at NTNC, chief warden of Chitwan National Park, divisional forest officer of Nawalpur, ward chairperson, buffer zone user committee chair, among other stakeholders.
|Released Date||Total Released|
|Nov 09, 2017||6|
|Sep 17, 2018||12|
|Oct 19, 2019||13|
|Nov 08, 2021||8|
|Mar 25, 2022||10|
|Nov 01, 2022||10|
NTNC has been supporting the vulture breeding since the establishment of the Vulture Conservation Breeding Center (VCBC) in 2008. The center was established and is operational with the joint collaboration of DNPWC, NTNC, BCN, RSPB/SAVE and ZSL.
Including this a total of 59 vultures have been released in the wild to-date. The ten remaining vultures at VCBC will be moved to the vulture release aviary soon.