African vultures will be extinct within five years

December 23, 2022 0 By Cypher9ja

Unless there are drastic changes in the poisoning of vultures – considered the most significant threat to all South African vultures – then the African white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus) will be extinct in the next four to five years. Following another mass vulture poisoning, which left 47 white-backed vulture carcasses – 35 of which had their heads removed – conservationists and experts said vultures faced numerous threats which will leave the species extinct. Extinction Kerri Wolter, founder and CEO of conservation organisation Vulpro, said the white-backed vulture was already considered extinct as a breeding species in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal “and this…