DERGAON, April 7 - The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) at Bokakhat is all set to release 31 vultures undergoing treatment at the centre since March 30.
A total of 34 vultures were brought to the centre after they were found ill at Nalanipathar near Barrajabari in Panidihing mouza of Sivasagar district on March 29 evening, for treatment for a period of 10 days under close observation. One vulture died during transportation while another two died during treatment. The 31 other vultures are gradually getting back to normal and the centre authority is all set to free them at their own habitat at Demow within two or three days.
Talking to this correspondent, the in-charge of CWRC Bokakhat, Dr Rathin Barman said that the condition of the vultures is improving and if no complicacy arises, they would be free within a day or two. �In case of wildlife conservation, mass awareness is the key factor and so awareness will need to be generated among the people in the area where the vultures to be released�, Barman said.
The vultures were treated with utmost care by the doctors and specialists at the centre managed by the Forest department and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI). In the mysterious incident which took place at Nalanipathar, many vultures had died after consuming the remains of a dead cow which had consumed some poison given by miscreants. In the incident, 35 vultures were found dead on the spot which included four slender billed, two white backed and 26 Himalayan griffon vultures.