August 28, 2014

The Poisoning of Africa's Vultures

Darcy Ogada, New York Times

The Associated Press

IN July of last year, roughly 500 vultures died after they ate the pesticide-laced carcass of an elephant that had been killed by poachers in Namibia. It was an example of one poaching technique in Africa that seems to be on the rise: the poisoning of vultures so that authorities won’t be alerted to the location of the crime.

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TAGGED: Elephants, Poaching, Africa


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