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Entries from May 20th, 2012

Summit to save Africa’s vulture populations from extinction

May 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment · African Raptor News

Eleven species of vulture occur on the African continent and the populations of these species have declined considerably. The range and extent of threats facing these species is varied, but include poisoning, habitat loss, and collection for food and witchcraft. The Vulture Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, working with the Birds of […]

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Crowned Eagle Research in South Africa – Shane McPherson

May 20th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Raptor Research

The Crowned Eagle research project has taken its first flight. So now one month in, here is an introduction to the research.  I have been settling in happily to the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg.  My supervisors; Prof Colleen Downs, and Dr. Mark Brown have been great people to get to know.  It is exciting to […]

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