Diclofenac residues as the cause of vulture population decline in Pakistan

  title={Diclofenac residues as the cause of vulture population decline in Pakistan},
  author={J. Oaks and M. Gilbert and Munir Z. Virani and R. Watson and C. Meteyer and B. Rideout and H. Shivaprasad and S. Ahmed and M. I. Chaudhry and M. Arshad and Shahid Mahmood and A. Ali and A. A. Khan},
  • J. Oaks, M. Gilbert, +10 authors A. A. Khan
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The Oriental white-backed vulture (OWBV; Gyps bengalensis) was once one of the most common raptors in the Indian subcontinent. A population decline of >95%, starting in the 1990s, was first noted at Keoladeo National Park, India. Since then, catastrophic declines, also involving Gyps indicus and Gyps tenuirostris, have continued to be reported across the subcontinent. Consequently these vultures are now listed as critically endangered by BirdLife International. In 2000, the Peregrine Fund… CONTINUE READING
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