Wednesday, 26 January 2011

African Vulture Crisis!

Those of you who regularly follow news and in particular news on nature and birds of prey I'm sure will have come across the Asian Vulture Crisis where some 95% of vulture species have disappeared across much of Asia due to the use of drugs such as Diclofenac, a drug used to treat cattle but is deadly once in the food chain.

Well it might come as no surprise that the same is happening to African vulture species as highlighted by research carried out by the Peregrine Fund. I'm sure you don't need me to tell you how vitally important vultures are in the grand scheme of things cleaning up carcasses and decaying meat.

Take a look a the link below for more information on the research carried out.

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