Power lines endangering vultures

In South Africa, a new study has shown that Cape Vultures were adopting power lines as roosting since in the area were few natural objects to roost.

This study was led by team experts including the group from Nottingham Trent University. Their study showed that vultures population has decreased recently due to different threats, including poisoning and electrical shock.

In a report on Kormorant, one of the reasons why vultures have chosen to fed at unprotected areas were of rare foraged in the protected area. In this place they are more vulnerable to poisonous food that can kill predators and scavengers and even at greater risk of colliding with power lines.

Female vultures only lay egg once every year and the current population is estimated at just 8,000. This species is listed as Vulnerable by IUCN.

Read the full report here.