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    Indian Vultures Face Growing Threat

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci...00/1681642.stm

    Asia's vultures face growing threat

    The mystery disease decimating two Indian vulture species now appears to be attacking two more.
    Conservationists say they think it unlikely the birds will ever recover to their former levels.

    They say the scale of the decline is so great that the extinction of at least two species is possible.

    The implications for human health, both in south Asia and beyond, are disturbing.

    The white-backed and long-billed vultures have for several years been succumbing to a disease which causes their heads to droop, leaves them lethargic and usually kills them within a month.


    The gup shup variety appear to be fine http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif, only kidding...this is only the tip of the iceberg, deforestation in South Asia, India and Pakistan is continuing at unprecedented levels. Pakistan has one of the highest rates in the world. However, I disagree that this is in anyway cataclysmic and is simply an adaptable change.


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