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Gyps

 

a genus of vultures of the order Carnivora. The head and neck, as in other vultures, are covered with short downlike feathers. There are four species, distributed in Southern Europe, Africa, and South and Central Asia. The birds inhabit arid steppes and deserts having low mountains; they nest on cliffs, frequently in colonies. Their main food is carrion, for which they search by hovering in the air for hours at a time. There are two species in the USSR. The better known is the griffin vulture (G. fulvus), which is found in the Crimea, the Caucasus, and Middle Asia. Its wingspread is about 2.4 m, and its weight 6.8–8.2 kg. The plumage is mostly ocherous brown. The rectrices and remiges are black-brown, and the head and neck are white. A single egg is laid; it is incubated by both parents for 48 to 54 days. The larger G. hymalayensis inhabits the Pamirs and Tien-Shan.

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2008) also reported the same situation elsewhere in case of other Gyps species, while in case of current study, the HG relies substantially on human led livestock fluctuations rather than wildlife of the area.
Rapid population declines of Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis in Upper Mustang, Nepal.
Demographic trends in cape griffon Gyps coprotheres colonies in Botswana, 1963-1992.
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2009) reduced food availability induces behavioral changes in Gyps and systematic removal of ungulates from the mountains have caused the local population of vultures to decline.
The Gyps Vulture Restoration Facility in Changa Manga Forest Reserve is the only ex-situ conservation initiative in Pakistan dedicated to improving the current population along with a captive breeding programme.
Uzma Saeed, Conservation Coordinator, WWF-Pakistan shared details of the ongoing in-situ and ex-situ Gyps vulture conservation projects by the organisation.
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