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Vultures Are “Collapsing Toward Extinction”

Across Africa, vultures are electrocuted by power lines or crushed by wind turbines. Their brains are ground to snuff by witch doctors who believe the substance has magical powers. They die after eating pesticide-laced carcasses intended for lions and other predators.

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Then There Were 5: Inside the Race to Save the Northern White Rhino

For decades, humans have slaughtered Africa’s rhinoceroses, driven by the Eastern medicine market’s demand for their horns. On a reserve in Kenya, the end result of this decimation lives out his old age under armed guard, his horn docked to make him less valuable to poachers. Such is the life of Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros on Earth.

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