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

Groom, Rosemary and Gandiwa, Edson and ZISADZA-GANDIWA, PATIENCE and van der Westhuizen, Hugo (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: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Research Units > Research Stations
Universities > State Universities > National University of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Dr Rosemary Groom
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2015 07:05
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2015 07:05
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/545

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