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Ivory poachers and poison: drivers of Africa's declining vulture populations

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Four species of African vultures have been recategorized as Critically Endangered, and two as Endangered, on the IUCN Red List. Their declining status is attributed partly to the impacts of widespread poisoning. Prior to poisoning of vultures was mostly associated with illegal predator control by livestock farmers, in which vultures were typically unintended victims.

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