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The Egyptian Vulture on the Balkans - a Hopeful But Perilous Conservation Story


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- 1841 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Poisoned, electrocuted, shot, these rare and magnificent birds are the fastest disappearing raptors in Europe. The globally endangered species has become extinct in nine European countries in the past half a century



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:11 pm
Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:45 pm
in europe..... Shame Shame Shame
 

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:09 pm
I know most people think vultures are ugly and their chosen diet is not especially endearing, but these majestic birds are vital to ecological balance. They are so magnificent in flight and they possess a curious kind of beauty that can hold one in awe if given a chance. Thanks Cal. I pray they are able to keep these noble birds from disappearing forever.
 

Carol H (229)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:21 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:45 pm
Agreed Tamara.
 

Ljiljana M (115)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 2:07 am
Take a look at especially a section of the article named „did you know” - there are some amazing facts.
Duly noted & Thanks for posting Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 3:47 am
It sounds like the Electrocuted birds are accidental, not an attempt to kill them.
 

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:07 am
How interesting. I love birds of prey.
 

Tanya W (65)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:59 am
Thanks Tamara.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:33 am
thank you for sharing 3/7
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:36 am
Vultures have their own beauty and they keep dead animal bodies from rotting and causing disease, they are important, all wildlife is important. Only jerks can not understand that.
 

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Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:20 am
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Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 1:27 am
noted
 

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 3:11 am
noted
 
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