Here is the official Notification, declaring Ramadevarabetta as a Vulture Sanctuary (courtesy @bngbirds).
Government of Karnataka No. F.E.E.234.S.W.L. 2009, dated January 31, 2012
Whereas the Govt. of Karnataka in excise of the powers confered under Section 26A of the Wildlife Protection) Act. 1972 (Ammended in 2003) (Central Act 53 of 1972) has considered the area, situation and limits which are specified in the Schedule notification of the Government of His Highness Maharaja of Mysore State, Notrification No. R-2992-FT-61-17-4 dated 17-09-1917, to an extent of 346.14 hectares to declare as “Ramadevarabetta Vulture Sanctuary”, as it is of adequate ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, zoological association or importance and for the purpose of protecting, propagating and developing wildlife or its environment.
By order in the name of the Government of Karnataka
Under Secretary to Government,
Forest, Ecology and Environment Department
Government of Karnataka
Editor’s note: Please watch-out for an elaborate CI case study documenting the campaign that led to the notification.