Vultures play a vital role in the ecosystem, cleaning the environment of rotting carcasses – nature’s very own waste disposal mechanism. Since the early 1990s, populations of the Oriental White-backed, Long-billed and Slender-billed Vultures, have declined by 97% and all three species face the imminent threat of extinction.
The shocking decline is attributed to diclofenac, a generic veterinary drug used as painkillers to treat cattle. Vultures that feed on drug-contaminated cow carcasses left out, suffers rapid kidney failure and death. The drug was banned for veterinary use in India, Nepal and Pakistan in 2006, but it continues to be sold and used illegally today.
The scrub patch around Ramadevara Betta at Ramanagara along the Mysore Road, which houses the critically-endangered Long-billed vulture, has been declared by Karnataka government as Ramadevarabetta Vulture Sanctuary (RVS) in an effort to protect and save the long billed vultures and their natural habitats from complete extinction.
It is the only Vulture Sanctuary in whole of South India. It is with increased awareness and effort that we need to protect these last surviving 40 odd birds in the wild from Extinction.
1. What is Organ Donation?
Organ Donation is the action of taking an organ out of a human body after death to transplant it to the body of a patient with end-stage organ failure. It is possible to transplant eye, kidney, heart, lungs, liver and pancreas. Other tissues such as skin, bone, cartilage, veins, arteries, heart valves can all be transplanted.
2. Who can be a Donor?
Any one from child to an elderly person can be a donor, even if you have had a serious illness in the past, you can become a donor given right circumstances.
3. What is CADAVER ORGAN DONATION?
Cadaver organ donation is after death, in natural death eyes and other tissues can be donated. Solid organs can only be donated in Brain death.
4. What is a Donor Card?
The Donor card is way of expressing your wish to donate your organs(s).It is like making a will.
5. How to obtain Donor card?
Donor cards are issued by many organizations; popular amongst those is MOHAN FOUNDATION.
You can also register online through Mohan Foundation.
We have collaborated with MOHAN FOUNDATION to issue donor card on the event day, you can pledge to be an Organ Donor by availing these cards. Alternately, MOHAN FOUNDATION donor cards can be obtained at Mohan Foundation.