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Entries from June 28th, 2010

Poisoning of Raptors in Ethiopia by Lakew Berhanu

June 28th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Threats to Raptors

Ethiopia is known for its endemism both fauna and flora. Among others, raptors are an important part of our biodiversity: Culturally, economically as well as socially. Recent research conducted informs us that vulture populations in Africa are on the decline and may be on the verge of collapse in the next half century unless we […]

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Another Vulture “bites the dust” by Corinne Kendall

June 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Threats to Raptors

Catching a Lappet-faced vulture is always a struggle. At a typical large carcass you often find that these red-headed birds are outnumbered by their smaller white-backed cousins, sometimes with a single Lappet-faced vulture trying to fight for a scrap of wildebeest meat with over fifty African white-backed vultures. This makes capturing one a rare event. […]

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