A MASS POISONING OF WHITE-BACKED AND LAPPET-FACED VULTURES IN GONAREZHOU NATIONAL PARK

Groom, R.J. and Gandiwa, E. and Gandiwa, P. and van der Westhuizen, H.J. (2013) A MASS POISONING OF WHITE-BACKED AND LAPPET-FACED VULTURES IN GONAREZHOU NATIONAL PARK. pp. 5-9.

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Abstract

In this article we report a mass poisoning of vultures in the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. This was one of the largest mass killings of vultures ever recorded and the largest recorded in Zimbabwe. On many of the carcasses the upper beaks were removed, suggesting the involvement of superstition and/or traditional medicine practices. The reasons for, and consequences of, such vulture harvesting are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Protection and Conservation
Depositing User: Research Database Administrator
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 10:44
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2014 10:44
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/470

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