Valmiki Tiger Reserve of Bihar

Valmiki Tiger Reserve of Bihar

Recently, 150 vultures were sighted in the protected area of ​​’Valmiki Tiger Reserve’ of Bihar. After this, the officials of the Tiger Reserve have started planning the conservation of the vultures in the protected area.

All the vultures seen in the ‘Tiger Reserve’ included various species of vultures including Egyptian vulture, Griffon vulture, White-rumped vulture and Himalayan griffon.

Key points

  • The ‘Valmiki Tiger Reserve’ forms the eastern boundary of the Himalayan Terai forests in India and is a combination of the Bhabar and Terai regions, among the forests found in the biogeographic zone of the Gangetic plains in the country.
  • It is located on the Indo-Nepal border in West Champaran district of Bihar. Flying Indian foxes are also found in it.
  • It is to be known that nine species of vultures are found in India – Oriental White Backed, Long Billed, Slender-billed, Himalayan, Red Headed, Egypt Native (Egyptian), Bearded, Cinereous and Eurasian Griffon.

Source – The Hindu

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