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Why Vultures Need Saving

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Vulture populations are rapidly declining in South Africa as the birds of prey fall victim to poaching and poisoning. Farmers and poachers alike lace carcasses with pesticide to kill predators, but vultures often get to the carcasses—and the poison—first. Poachers then sell vulture body parts to witch doctors and traditional healers for medicinal use, and they in turn though unknowingly give their patients the very poison that killed the vultures. On The Edge is an upcoming documentary from Sinamatella Productions that calls our attention to the conservation of vultures before it's too late—for them and the ecosystems they keep in check. You can follow Sinamatella Productions on Instagram here.

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