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Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre is in Pinjore in Haryana.

It will be an adventure that combines education of conservation efforts.

This joint project between the Haryana Forest Department and the Bombay Natural History Society is working to save the three species of vultures- White-backed, Long-billed, and Slender-billed- from extinction.

Established in 2001 with funding from the UK Government’s ‘Darwin Initiative for the Survival of Species’, the VCBC (previously known as the Vulture Care Centre) was set up to investigate the rapid decline of the Gyps species of vultures in India. The first of its kind in the region and a part of a larger effort to breed and conserve these three critically endangered species.

Spanning over 5 acres in the village of Jodhpur, the VCBC offers a unique opportunity to see and learn about these magnificent birds up close. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a Long-billed vulture in all its glory! But be warned- these creatures are notoriously lazy, so don’t expect them to put on a show for you πŸ˜‰

So, if you’re looking for a day of adventure and education, head over to the VCBC. It is just 8 km off the National Highway-22 from Pinjore on Mallah Road! Trust us, you won’t regret it. Just make sure to bring your patience, as the vultures here are known to take their sweet time.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

Subsequent to the release of the South Asia Vulture Recovery Plan in February 2004, the VCC was adapted and upgraded to being the first VCBC, in line with a key recommendation of the Recovery Plan to set up a conservation breeding programme for the three critically endangered species of vultures. The centre sprawls over 5 acres of Haryana Forest Department’s land at village Jodhpur. The Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre (JCBC) is a joint project of the Haryana Forest Department and the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).It is a collaborative initiative to save the three species of vultures, the White-backed, Long-billed and Slender-billed, from looming extinction. The centre is located at village Jodhpur on the edge of the Bir Shikargaha Wildlife Sanctuary which is about 8 km off the National Highway-22 from Pinjore on Mallah Road. The centre is spread on a 5 acre land of Haryana Forest Department.

Long Billed Vulture at Breeding centerThe JCBC, earlier known as Vulture Care Centre (VCC), was established in September 2001 with the UK Government Darwin Initiative for the Survival of Species’ fund, to investigate the dramatic declines in the resident Gyps species of vultures.

Subsequent to the release of the South Asia Vulture Recovery Plan in February 2004, the VCC was adapted and upgraded to being the first JCBC, in line with a key recommendation of the Recovery Plan to set up a conservation breeding programme for the three critically endangered Gyps species of vultures.

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