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Cambodian vulture nests offer hope for species

...n successful in helping stem the decline in Asia's vultures in Cambodia through a combination of scientific research, direct protection, food supplementation and awareness-raising. Satellite-collaring of animals has lead to a greater understanding of which areas are important to the two most threatened specie...

Vultures at risk from deadly traces of pain killer

Asian vultures are at risk of lethal kidney failure if they feed ...his is the first detailed study of the exposure of vultures to diclofenac and the risk of death posed by each exposure. By improving the accuracy of the model o...

Himalayan forests disappearing

...rs, musk deer, leopards, golden eagles and bearded vultures that depend on the forests. Large-scale conservation efforts are urgently needed to avoid the disappearance of these animals from the region, they say. Pandit's team analysed high resolution satellite images of the region dating from 1972-1974, 1980-...

Ray of hope for vultures facing extinction

...ntal white-backed, long-billed, and slender-billed vultures in South Asia have suffered one of the most rapid ...oughout the Indian subcontinent. Diclofenac kills vultures that feed on the bodies of livestock that have been given the drug shortly before death. To combat ...

Bird IQ test takes flight

... war of liberation. The soldier reported observing vultures who'd learned to wait beside mine fields for an unsuspecting gazelle to get blown into a meal. Dr. Lefebvre says that the IQ index meticulously avoids the factor that gets feathers ruffled with human IQ tests: cultural bias. The index statistically t...

How running made us human

...re out in the African savannah and see a column of vultures on the horizon, the chance of there being a fresh carcass underneath the vultures is about 100 percent. If you are going to hunt down something in the heat, that's a lot more work an...

Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn

...he drug in livestock species likely to be eaten by vultures - mainly cattle and buffalo - three species of vul.... The study also found that the proportion of dead vultures with symptoms of diclofenac poisoning is close to that expected if this was the sole cause of the de...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... As our ability to assess the pandemic risk from ... developments, we must not allow ourselves to become complacent ... an international consortium of scientists. , Influenza pandemics arise ... have yet to develop widespread immunity – spreads in ... in the past 100 years, the worst of which ...
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