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Vulture decline 'could affect humans'

Africa's vulture population is in danger from illegal elephant and rhino poachers, a South African conservation group is warning.

VulPro - one of five projects being highlighted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as patrons of Tusk Conservation Awards - says poachers poison the carcasses to prevent the vultures alerting wardens to the presence of a kill, with a single incident leading to the potential deaths of hundreds of vultures.

Chief executive Kerri Wolter explains the impact a decline in vulture numbers could have on humans.

  • 12 Sep 2013
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