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Rapid population declines of Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and red‐headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus) in India
Analysis of repeated surveys in and near protected areas widely spread across India shows that populations of two other vulture species, Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus and red-headed vulture Sarcogyps calvus, have also declined markedly and rapidly, but probably with a later onset than Gyps vultures in the same region.
Toxicity of diclofenac to Gyps vultures
It is suggested that diclofenac is likely to be toxic to all eight Gyps species, and that G. africanus, which is phylogenetically close to G. bengalensis, would be a suitable surrogate for the safety testing of alternative drugs to diclotenac.
Removing the Threat of Diclofenac to Critically Endangered Asian Vultures
It is concluded that meloxicam is of low toxicity toGyps vultures and that its use in place of diclofenac would reduce vulture mortality substantially in the Indian subcontinent.
A stable isotopic investigation into the causes of decline in a sub‐Antarctic predator, the rockhopper penguin Eudyptes chrysocome
Overall, d 13 C signatures decreased significantly over time in rockhopper penguins from seven breeding sites, supporting the hypothesis that decreases in primary productivity, and hence, carrying capacity, have been associated with the decline of penguin populations.
Abstract The Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos) breeds only at the Tristan da Cunha archipelago and Gough Island in the central South Atlantic Ocean, and is threatened by
Pollution, habitat loss, fishing, and climate change as critical threats to penguins.
Protection of breeding habitat, linked to the designation of appropriately scaled marine reserves, including in the High Seas, will be critical for the future conservation of penguins and other ecosystem-based management methods must be developed to maintain marine biodiversity and ensure that ecosystem functioning is maintained across a variety of scales.
Review article: The catastrophic impact of invasive mammalian predators on birds of the UK Overseas Territories: a review and synthesis
The UK has sovereignty over 16 Overseas Territories, which hold some of the world’s great seabird colonies and collectively support more endemic and globally threatened bird species than the whole of
Breeding biology of the Atlantic Petrel, Pterodroma incerta, and a population estimate of this and other burrowing petrels on Gough Island, South Atlantic Ocean
Abstract The Atlantic Petrel, Pterodroma incerta, endemic to the Tristan da Cunha group in the South Atlantic and globally threatened, is one of the least known of the world's seabirds. At Gough
Toxicity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to Gyps vultures: a new threat from ketoprofen
It is strongly recommend that ketoprofen is not used for veterinary treatment of livestock in Asia and in other regions of the world where vultures access livestock carcasses, and the only alternative to diclofenac that should be promoted as safe for vulture is the NSAID meloxicam.