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150 species of birds under threat

KATHMANDU: As many as 150 species of birds are in endangered list in Nepal of late.

The birds have been at risk with the cleanup of their habitats, stated a report recently made public by the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation and Bird Protection Association.

Bird protection expert Khadananda Poudel said that the main reason behind gradual disappearance of bird species are population growth followed by rising deforestation and timber smuggling.

He further said the rampant use of modern technology has also posed threat to the existence of birds. “A type of radiation emerges from the use of modern technology that causes shortening the lifespan of birds”, he claimed.

Poudel went on saying that the Association has been working to update and protect the bird species under threat.

The study revealed that various bird species including eagle, Rato Lahanche, small-sized peacock, crane, white vulture, Dangar vulture, small brown vulture and golden vulture are in endangered list.

Source: The Himalayan Times
Date: 22 August, 2014

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