Poison killings push vultures to edge of extinction

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Poison killings push vultures to edge of extinction

Experts say these birds may be gone in 10 years owing to poaching and muti killings

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Experts say there won’t be any vultures left in SA in the next 10 years.

The birds, which form a critical function in the food chain, are on the verge of being wiped out – even if the vultures are not being specifically targeted.

Mass poisonings by poachers of other animals – as well as the killing of vultures for muti – are taking their toll...

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