Bhopal : Friday, December 21 

The second state-wide vulture census will begin in Madhya Pradesh from January 12. This census will be held in the entire state concurrently. A strategy to conserve places of habitat of vultures in the state will be prepared on the basis of information and statistics collected during the census. It may be mentioned that the state-wide counting has been started from January 2018.

Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wild Life) Shri Alok Kumar has informed that local people and organizations can also take part in counting in districts, which have places of habitat of vultures. Interested persons may contact Forest Circle Officer of their areas. Training is being given by the Forest Department to its employees besides organizing circle level workshops for counting work, he added.

Highest 94 places of habitat of vultures in Chhindwara district

Shri Alok Kumar has further informed that places of habitat of vultures at 886 places of 33 district have been identified in the state. Highest 94 have been found in Chhindwara district. Raisen district comes at second place with 80 places followed by Mandsaur district with 78 places. Other districts which have places of habitat include Bhopal, Sehore, Vidisha, Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh, Bhind, Datia, Indore, Dewas, Shajapur, Gwalior, Morena, Sheopur, Dindori, Jabalpur, Katni, Mandla, Rewa, Satna, Sidhi, Damoh, Sagar, Anuppur, Shahdol, Umaria, Ashoknagar, Guna, Shivpuri and Neemuch.