Stop poisoning endangered white vultures in South Africa!

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37 white-backed vultures were found dead after it was established they had been poisoned. It all happened in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal in . It is not the first case of vulture poisoning – the birds now face a declining population and may soon become extinct!

The vulture died after feeding from on an elephant carcass after the mammoth was laced with poison. A patrol ran across the 37 dead vultures. 29 of them were missing their head.

Stop poisoning endangered white vultures in South Africa!

It is estimated that more than 2, 000 vultures were poisoned in the last 18 months in . White vultures are listed as by the IUCN SSC Vulture Specialist Group.

The constant decline in the number of vultures could affect future breeding in the region; in addition, the killing of adult birds could cause further deaths of juvenile birds. Besides poisoning, vultures face other countless dangers, including habitat loss, shortage of food and electrocution on power-lines.

Please follow the link below to sign the petition:

Stop poisoning endangered white vultures in South Africa!

Supertrooper

Founder and Executive Editor

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Julie Beddome

When will we learn the Earth is a closed system, as in Biosphere, where every single element is necessary to our existence?!?

Wai Ling  Liu

signed and shared thanks

Cat Vincent
Cat Vincent

I have signed this petition and made a comment, but sadly a petition regarding Vultures to the South African Government seems a little pointless. It is the POACHERS who are doing it and is but a small part of the horrific level of poaching across Africa. Until all the affected countries make a concerted effort to put an end to the corruption at high levels and make a relentless war on poaching, the environment will continue to be destroyed. Not just Vultures, Eles and Lions but the knock on will harm all the other plants and creatures, including the peoples… Read more »