Cambodia’s rare vultures remain on the edge of extinction: conservationist group

Critically endangered vultures in Cambodia remain on the brink of extinction as the population has subsequently declined in recent years, conservationist group said on Saturday.

“There were only 127 vultures recorded in June this year, a remarkable drop from about 280 during a census in 2015,” Bour Vorsak, Cambodia program manager for BirdLife International, told Xinhua.

Illegal use of carbofuran-based poisons can exterminate vulture populations, he said, adding that these dangerous chemicals should be restricted as they are dangerous to humans too.

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