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West Nile virus taking a toll on birds

A new study has found that the West Nile virus is decimating the native bird population in the United States, potentially magnifying the threats from habitat loss and warming tempe...

Gyps rueppellii erlangeri, Rueppell's Vulture, Ethiopia

Could some vultures disappear from Africa?

More than half of Africa’s vultures are facing a growing risk of extinction, due to widespread poisoning and targeting by poachers, according to the International Union for Conserv...