Bird Conservation Nepal completed annual road count survey of vultures across terai lowland following east-west highway covering 1010 km from Kakarvitta of Jhapa to Gaddachowki of Kanchanpur. The survey was conducted from 6 May to 24 May 2015 in a vehicle driven at a rate of 20 Km/hr. This survey identified and recorded all vultures sighted within 1000m of either side of the road. In addition to lowlands, the team also surveyed the mountain routes of Lamahi-Tulsipur-Salyan-Rukum, Bhalubang-Pyuthan-Rolpa, Pyuthan-Arghakhanchi-Gulmi-Palpa and Palpa-Syangja-Pokhara-Damauli-Mugling.
The survey was supported by Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Nepal and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), UK. The current survey observed 71 White-rumped Vultures during the survey between Narayanghat to Mahendranagar which is more than the last year number. Last year it was 68. From Kakarvitta to Narayanghat the number of White-rumped Vultures recorded were six. Around 205 vultures were observed in the first survey in 2002 but the numbers declined to 55 by 2009.