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2015-10-29. Vultures nearing extinction in Africa.

posted Oct 30, 2015, 9:33 PM by Alan Gould
By Reuters. For GSS Population Growth chapter 1. Excerpt: Carnivorous birds, which help stem spread of disease by eating carcasses that would otherwise rot, targeted by poachers. ...Africa’s vultures are vanishing, according to a new report, posing a potential health risk to humans and livestock, since populations of other scavengers such as rats and jackals could rise as a result....  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/29/vultures-nearing-extinction-in-africa