After the crash: how can we rebuild South Asia’s vulture population?

Asian vultures have undergone a catastrophic decline in recent decades, with populations crashing by as much as 99%. In India and Nepal, four of nine vulture species are Critically Endangered, largely as a result of poisoning by a drug commonly used to treat livestock, diclofenac. Since 2006, diclofenac has been banned in these countries for […]

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Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus

Sarcogyps calvus occurs in Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam, Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. This species has suffered an extremely rapid population reduction in the recent past which is likely to continue into the near future, probably largely as a result of feeding on carcasses of animals treated with the […]

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