Shrivardhan district Raigad having highest number of white backed vulture nests very close to human settlement. Sahyadri has been monitoring this vulture colony with the help of locals. Sahyadri has also involved local hotel owners to inform tourists about the vulture colony as a new natural attraction. Sahyadri has also initiated butterfly garden with the help of locals as about 38 butterfly varieties have been recorded during a recent survey.
To create a sense of pride among locals Sahyadri has been hosting “Jatayu Festival” at Shrivardhan involving locals, schools, Municipality, Self Help Groups. Such event gives an opportunity to spread awareness about vultures, their food habits, habitat etc. Sahyadri has also involved Animal Husbandry Department to spread awareness about ban on veterinary usage of diclofenc.
If you wish to visit Shrivardhan for vulture monitoring please call us.