Valmiki Tiger Reserve

Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) is Bihar’s only national park. It is located at the border between India and Nepal in the West Champaran district on the bank of River Gandak. As of 2018, it hosts 40 tigers.

Officials in the tiger reserve have initiated steps to improve the conservation of vultures after 150 of these birds were sighted in the protected area between February and March this year. Some of the species to be identified are Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), White-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis) and Himalayan griffon (Gyps himalayensis).

 

Written by IAS POINT

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