Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis


Acharya, R.; Cuthberts, R.; Baral, H. S.; Shah, K. B. 2009. Rapid population declines of Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis in Upper Mustang, Nepal. Bird Conservation International 19(1): 99-107.

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Das, D.; Cuthbert, R.; Jakati, R. D.; Prakash, V. 2010. Diclofenac is toxic to the Himalayan Griffon Vulture Gyps himalayensis . Bird Conservation Internatnational 21: 72–75.

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DNPWC. 2015. Vulture Conservation Action Plan for Nepal (2015—2019). Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Government of Nepal, Kathmandu.

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Inskipp, C., Baral, H.S., Phuyal, S., Bhatt, T.R., Khatiwada, M., Inskipp, T., Khatiwada, A., Gurung, S., Singh, P.B., Murray, L., Poudyal, L. and Amin, R. 2016. The Status of Nepal’s Birds: the National Red List series. Zoological Society of London.

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Joshi, M. K., Chalise, M. K., Chaudhary, A. and Katuwal, H. B. 2015. Himalayan Vultures in Khodpe, far-west Nepal: Is there any threat? Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(14): 8128-8133.

Lu, X., Ke, D., Zeng, X., Gong, G. & Ci, R. 2009. Status, Ecology, and Conservation of the Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis (Aves, Accipitridae) in the Tibetan Plateau. Ambio 38(3): 166-173.

MaMing, R. and Xu, G. 2015. Status and threats to vultures in China. Vulture News 68: 3-24.

MoEF. 2016. Bangladesh Vulture Conservation Action Plan 2016-2025. Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

MoEFCC. 2020. Action Plan for Vulture Conservation in India, 2020?2025. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.

Nambirajan, K., Muralidharan, S., Roy, A. A. & Manonmani, S. 2018. Residues of Diclofenac in Tissues of Vultures in India: A Post?ban Scenario. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 74: 292-297.

Paudel, K., Amano, T., Acharya, R., Chaudhary, A.. Baral, H. S., Bhusal, K. P., Chaudhary, I. P., Green, R. E., Cuthbert, R. J. and Galligan, T. H. 2015. Population trends in Himalayan Griffon in Upper Mustang, Nepal, before and after the ban on diclofenac. Bird Conservation International doi:10.1017/S0959270915000192.

Prakash. V.; Bishwakarma, M. C.; Chaudhary, A.; Cuthbert, R.; Dave, R.; Kulkarni, M.; Kumar, S.; Paudel, K.; Ranade, S.; Shringarpure, R.; Green, R. E. 2012. The population decline of Gyps vultures in India and Nepal has slowed since veterinary use of diclofenac was banned. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49118.

Siddique, M. & Khan, A. A. 2016. Spatio-temporal Decline of Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis Hume, 1869) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 48(4): 961-968.

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Further resources

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Gyps himalayensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2022.