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Posted by Susan Sharma on September 05, 2019

 

7th September, 2019 is International Vulture Awareness Day. Have a look at the You Tube films we have made on the Indian vultures. This vulture day is special for me and my friend Geeta. We discovered a natural nesting site of Himalayan Griffon Vultures in Lunta Valley.

The sightings were confirmed to be those of Griffon Vultures by none other than Chris Bowden who heads "SAVE"(Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction)

 

On a four day visit to Dharamshala in August, 2019, a trek to Nagooni falls rate as my best experience in Dharamshala.The Lunta Valley trek to Nagooni falls starts from the small hydroelectric project at Kharota in Khaniara,9 km from Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.The route is taken by goats, mules, cows and shepherds.Goat farming is the main source of income for marginal and landless farmersLunta is home to one of the largest slate mines in the country. Slate roofs are commonly found in houses in H.PHimalayan butterflies greeted us on the way.The Himalayan Griffon Vultures were flying about and the discovery of their nest site was a thrilling experience.

https://youtu.be/eiIU-Q5aGk0


Vultures of India-A glimpse

https://youtu.be/3ktlmpnyDvE

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