UMD addresses African vulture poisoning with global disease and biodiversity implications

(University of Maryland) In a new paper published in Global Ecology and Conservation, University of Maryland researchers collaborated with international leaders in wildlife conservation to produce recommendations for vulture poisoning control in Southern Africa. Vultures act as nature's most critical scavengers, working as ecosystem garbage disposals and disinfectors to maintain animal, environmental, and human health. Findings highlight the issue from a conservation and criminology perspective, recommending a more coordinated and holistic approach to regulation, education, and enforcement.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news