Vultures face oblivion

2019-03-06 04:14:09

By Debora MacKenzie THE mysterious illness that is killing vultures across India is spreading. Researchers say that unless the Indian government does more to help them pinpoint the cause, birds such as the griffon vulture could die out all over the world. White-rumped and long-billed vultures, and other species of the Gyps genus which includes European griffons, are dying off across India, and are already extinct in some areas. Initial investigations point to a viral infection (New Scientist, 5 August,