Tragedy of the Common - The extinction crisis extends far beyond rare and endangered species

White-rumped vultures were one of the most common large birds on the planet. There were an estimated 40 million of them in India alone. One famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo National Park, had 30 vulture nests per square mile. Even in Delhi, India's capital city and the second-largest urban agglomeration in the world, they averaged eight per square mile.

Pacific Standard

 

Last updated on 18 October 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
India
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Ocean acidification
Species: 
Gyps bengalensis
Species group: 
Birds