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Fatal medicine for vultures

In an echo of events that unfolded earlier in the West, declines of vulture populations in the Indian subcontinent are linked to an environmental poison. Three species of these birds approach extinction.

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Risebrough, R. Fatal medicine for vultures. Nature 427, 596–597 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature02365

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