South Asia’s Vultures Back From the Brink

Unlovely, unloved and utterly necessary for controlling disease and stabilizing ecological health, vultures are under attack around the world.

In Africa, populations of a half-dozen species are nearing collapse due to a combination of human-caused killings ranging from poaching for bushmeat and religious objects to the deliberate poisoning of poached elephant carcasses to destroy the circling scavengers.

In southern Asia, and particularly in India, the chief villain has been a nonstero

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