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Egyptian vultures found dead by poison in Greece


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Two vultures have been found dead in Greece last Tuesday, as reported by the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS). The deaths were caused by poisoned baits illegally placed to hunt foxes or wolves. The birds were located close to Amfipoli in Northern Greece, where they arrived after returning from their annual winter migration to Africa. Researchers detected them by satellite thanks to a LIFE project delivered to protect endangered species.

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