Parsi Religion Journal: Protecting Vultures & Ancient Religion


By Joanna SugdenVulture Conservation Breeding Centre Pinjore HaryanaAn adult slender-billed vulture.In a small green building in a forest clearing in the north Indian state of Haryana, Dr. Vibhu Prakash scans through CCTV images searching for evidence that could eventually help secure the future of an ancient burial rite.He’s looking for signs that the vultures in the closely monitored aviary next door are preparing to breed.“They might be collecting material for a nest or may have laid an egg, we’re monitoring their health and behaviour and if they have nesting how they are rearing their nestling,” says Dr. Prakash, zooming in with Camera 3 to inspect a family of vultures.


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