Photo: Many Asian Vultures Close to Extinction, Survey Finds



Populations of the long-billed vulture (above) are down by 97 percent since the early 1990s to just 45,000 animals remaining in the wild.

Several species of Asian vultures, which have been poisoned by exposure to a common drug given to livestock, will be extinct within a decade, a new survey found.

Photograph by Nick Lindsay/ZSL


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