Scaling up Vulture Safe Zone to conserve a greater number of Endangered raptor species: A case for creating a Raptor Safe Zone in Nepal

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https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v7i2.60811

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Central Asian Flyway, Broad-scale conservation, Important Bird Area, Scavengers

Abstract

Nepal has successfully piloted the Vulture Safe Zone, a broad-scale conservation strategy for Endangered vulture species. An obvious question is: what more can we do to build on this accomplishment? Through this paper, I advocate for expanding the Vulture Safe Zones to include other threatened raptors to create Raptor Safe Zones (RSZs). RSZs are a logical next step for Nepal because this country is a global hotspot for raptors and because the RSZ will help conserve 23 threatened raptor species, both within and beyond existing protected areas. I discuss opportunities, challenges, and the way forward for creating RSZ.

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Published

2023-12-22

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Chaudhary, A. (2023). Scaling up Vulture Safe Zone to conserve a greater number of Endangered raptor species: A case for creating a Raptor Safe Zone in Nepal. Nepalese Journal of Zoology, 7(2), 60–63. https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v7i2.60811

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Short communication