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Archive for December 2017

December 2017: Asian vulture population estimates lower than previously thought

Blog by Dr Toby Galligan, Senior Conservation Scientist, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science South Asia’s vultures underwent catastrophic population declines in the 1990s and 2000s. The veterinary drug diclofenac, a cure-all for cattle, but a poison to vultures, was the cause of these crashes. Vultures were exposed to diclofenac while carrying out their ecosystem service…

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