Poachers, farmers threaten vultures

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MMADINARE: The number of vultures in Botswana is declining, the director of Birdlife Botswana, Kabelo Senyatso, said at the commemoration of World Wildlife Day in Mmadinare on Thursday.

Senyatso said the survival of vultures should be addressed urgently. He said poachers lace carcasses eaten by vultures to kill the birds because law enforcement officers use the sight of circling vultures as an indication that an animal has been killed by poachers.

Farmers also lace carcasses to kill vultures so that they deter wild predators like lions and hyenas that hunt livestock.

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