The study conducted by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and the Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) stated that the drug seems to have affected the two species in just like the three Gyps species of vultures - white-backed, long-billed and slender-billed - in South Asia over the past decade.

Vultures, on the IUCN list of critically endangered birds, are elusive and slow breeding creatures according to the avian specialists.

It is almost impossible to determine their exact numbers as their population is predicted through sightings.

The study was published in the Cambridge Journal paper.


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