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vulture

a large bird of prey in the order Falconiformes. In two major groups, the Old World vultures (family Accipitridae, subfamily Aegypiinae) and the New World vultures (family Cathartidae). The former include the Egyptian black (Aegypius monachus) and griffon (Gypius fulvus) vultures. The New World group include the condors and the black (Coragyps atratus) and turkey (Cathartes aura) vultures.
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The other intra-geographic variables showed little impact on population and breeding parameters of vultures in different study sites.
He also appreciated the conservation efforts made by WWF-Pakistan to save the critically endangered white-backed (Gyps bengalensis) and long-billed (Gyps Indicus) vultures.
Although some of these poisonings are accidental, there has been an increase in the number of intentional baiting of poached rhinoceros (Rhinocerotidae) and elephant (Elephantidae) carcasses to kill vultures that alert officials to poaching sites by circling overhead.
The population of three species of Gyps vultures has already declined in South Asia due to the use of diclofenac drug in veterinary practices.
The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) successfully fitted two juvenile Egyptian vultures with solar powered GPS radio tags in January 2016 as part of research to better understand the ecology of this endangered species.
Muscat: Environment Society of Oman (ESO) successfully fitted two juvenile Egyptian vultures with solar powered GPS (global positioning system) radio tags in January as part of research to better understand the ecology of this endangered species.
The government should declare safe zones for vulture conservations, as well as projects aimed at increasing the number of vultures in the country," said Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN Asia, in her address on the occasion.
The griffon vultures, large Old World vultures that face extinction, have decreased in numbers in Israel over the past few years due to poisoning, hunting and electrocution.
This article focuses on vultures operating in sovereign debt and has two primary goals, first, to explain how vulture funds operate, and second, to consider the social value of their activities.
The continued poisoning of species of critically endangered vultures will soon see them extinct, four organizations warned yesterday.
Summary: Young Egyptian vultures reared in northern areas migrate south to places like Oman
Thirteen endangered Egyptian vultures have been successfully tagged in Al Multaqa area in Amerat in January.