Why falling vulture population can cause health crisis

Vultures feeding on a carcass at the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. PHOTO | GEORGE SAYAGIE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The African vulture’s population has declined by up to 98 per cent.
  • Vultures clean up the environment just as garbage collectors do. 
  • In the Maasai Mara the birds have reduced by 50 per cent in the last 30 years.

In Samburu and Laikipia counties, cattle enclosures are made of strong metallic bars and chain links to keep predators away.  

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