Vultures have been on the verge of extinction in Pakistan. However, in recent years, nature’s ‘garbage disposal’ workers have shown signs of recovery.
According to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report, the population of vultures found in the #Thar Desert, and scattered areas in southern #Punjab, #AzadKashmir, and southwestern #Balochistan had declined by up to 95 percent since the 1990s.
However, ornithologists have recently spotted hundreds of vultures alongside a water reservoir in #Gorano in Thar – a new hope for the endangered species.
The reservoir was recently built to pump water out of the coalfield. Other than that, experts have also found 60 new nests in #Nangarparkar and Islamkot areas
Naveed Ali Soomro, who heads the IUCN’s vulture conservation project, said his team spotted nearly 300 vultures in the area back in July