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Paul A. Smith - Snowy owl provides a bird's-eye view as part of project

Paul A. Smith - Snowy owl provides a bird's-eye view as part of project | Raptors | Scoop.it
“ “Buena Vista” is a male snowy owl caught and released Dec. 23 on the grasslands near Plover. The bird was fixed with a GPS-GSM transmitter to allow researchers — and the public — to follow its movements.”
Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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Demonstrating excellent volunteer crowd reaction, well done SNOWstorm...
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Hen harriers in England are fucked

Hen harriers in England are fucked | Raptors | Scoop.it
RSPB press release here If you're offended by the title of this post then you really shouldn't be here. Try getting offended by the news that there wasn't one single successful hen harrier nest in ...
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Baby owls recognise siblings' calls

Baby owls recognise siblings' calls | Raptors | Scoop.it
Barn owl nestlings recognise their siblings' calls, according to researchers.
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Nice behaviour for a raptor! Asynchronus hatching creates a nest full of varied age young, the natural rule of nature is survival of the fittest, yet these guys cooperate in order to survive. Given the chance, this beautiful species can be allowed to thrive again, Mother Nature and weather permitting, we can do a lot to help them along with considered practice and barn owl boxes, so if you have a frequented barn, outbuilding or suitable environment, take a moment to use that Christmas beer money to make a difference and get a nest box in place...Go take a closer look, they are really stunning birds.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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As Utah Bald Eagle Deaths Climb, Scientists Look For Answers - Huffington Post

As Utah Bald Eagle Deaths Climb, Scientists Look For Answers - Huffington Post | Raptors | Scoop.it
“As Utah Bald Eagle Deaths Climb, Scientists Look For Answers Huffington Post McFarlane said a recent die-off in Utah of eared grebes that began in November and has now killed thousands of birds may be tied to the deaths of eagles, which are known...”
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'Out of control' buzzards need culling, says sporting estate landowner

'Out of control' buzzards need culling, says sporting estate landowner | Raptors | Scoop.it
It seems barely a month goes by without some idiot with a vested interest in game-shooting spouting off about the need to kill the plague of buzzards that has infested the countryside. An article i...
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Question... why? what is the underlying vested interest in one 'naughty old buzzard' well of course, silly me, it is the thousands of birds shot for fun and the landowners ploughing their investment into reaping the rewards of such an attraction, but that is not all that they attract. One has to say well done to them for unwittingly maintaining a strong population of raptors on the back of a bountyful food source, they are doing a wonderful job, too good in fact, so now lets think of a reason to shoot a few, thin them out a bit, no point sharing the profitable game birds... ahhh, there you go, endangered red squirrel... fell flat on its face, well done government for keeping the protection upheld, clever old buzzard if you can catch old red...
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Exhausted owl takes refuge on HMS Illustrious flight deck

Exhausted owl takes refuge on HMS Illustrious flight deck | Raptors | Scoop.it
Eurasian scops owl that ran out of steam in heat of Yemen revives with help from Royal Navy aircraft carrier crew
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One miniscual act of goodwill by one person with interest... What a simple formula. Migratory movement is awesome, fascinating and interesting, yet tinged with danger. Imagine one huge game of travel, where the players have to build strength and stamina, fly across the world yet avoid hazards, including hunters, predators, weather, obstacles and ignorance, quite a game hey! But this wonder of our natural world is happening all the time, instinctive draw moving species across thousands of gruelling miles. Go take a peek at the global movement, you will be surprised how fascinating it is...
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake of new poisoning incidents | BirdLife Community | Raptors | Scoop.it
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Ok I admit they are not everyones idea of an interesting species, yet if you took a closer look, I promise you would get it. Not only for the bird keenies among us, they represent hope. As life has it, these trendless uglies of this funky ole world of ours are delicious (Yes that description is absolutely right) did I mention they eradicate disease with their digestion, they clean up the stuff that would otherwise become disease, they exist to get rid of dead rubbish that frankly do the environment a huge favour, yet we find it hard to like them cos they are not cute! So, once upon a time, there used to be a group of birds called vultures, they cleaned the place up, kept themselves to themselves, flew high over the land looking for dead carcass to feed on, demolished every last rotting bit of it so that no further disease could remain, then people messed it all up, poisoned them, shot them, wiped them out with chemicals, then there were none left, the end. Well I'm not sure what anyone else thinks and I certainly do not have the money to keep giving to the million good causes, yet globally we need to share the interest and education and basically set out with some good intention to do something... even if it is only to read an article or get out to one of the conservation projects where you can see and learn more about these species.
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