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Conservation Letters – African Vultures Collapsing towards Extinction

Vulture populations globally are collapsing. In Africa, populations of eight species have declined by an average of 62% over the last 30 years; seven have declined by an average of 80% or more, and six species have been up-listed to Critically Endangered. Of the threats facing them, 90% of reported deaths are due to poisoning and the traditional medicine trade.

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