Sunday, January 16, 2011

Study Shows Alarming Drop in Kenyan Vultures

Throughout the past three decades the number of vultures and other raptors in existence has dropped by up to 60 percent. The most common and recorded vulture that is about to face extinction is the African white-backed vulture. The main cause of the decrease in population is the change in land use and poisoning. People in the south western part of Kenya use poisons to kill lions and any other larger predators. So after the lion is killed the vultures scavenge on the tainted dead carcass. As a result to the tainted carcass', the vultures would eventually die.

posted by African biological conservation Wed, Dec 22, 2010

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