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Research Article

The Population Decline of Gyps Vultures in India and Nepal Has Slowed since Veterinary Use of Diclofenac was Banned

  • Vibhu Prakash,

    Affiliation: Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India

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  • Mohan Chandra Bishwakarma,

    Affiliation: Bird Conservation Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Anand Chaudhary,

    Affiliation: Bird Conservation Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Richard Cuthbert,

    Affiliation: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

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  • Ruchi Dave,

    Affiliation: Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India

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  • Mandar Kulkarni,

    Affiliation: Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India

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  • Sashi Kumar,

    Affiliation: Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India

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  • Khadananda Paudel,

    Affiliation: Bird Conservation Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Sachin Ranade,

    Affiliation: Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India

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  • Rohan Shringarpure,

    Affiliation: Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India

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  • Rhys E. Green mail

    reg29@hermes.cam.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049118

About the Authors

Vibhu Prakash, Ruchi Dave, Mandar Kulkarni, Sashi Kumar, Sachin Ranade, Rohan Shringarpure
Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India
Mohan Chandra Bishwakarma, Anand Chaudhary, Khadananda Paudel
Bird Conservation Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Richard Cuthbert, Rhys E. Green
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Rhys E. Green
Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: reg29@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VP RC RG AC. Performed the experiments: MCB AC RD MK SK KP SR RS. Analyzed the data: RG. Wrote the paper: VP RC RG.