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Lappet-Faced Vulture Takes to the Air

Our Phoenix, attached to this Lappet-Faced Vulture, is generating some interesting data for these researchers. These are large, old-world vultures indigenous mainly to Africa. Like many old world vultures, they have been in decline since the early 1990s. In this study, conducted by Dr. Evan Buechley, two vultures were fitted with our Phoenix tags in Ethiopia to track and monitor their movements in the region in order to learn about their natural history and ranging behavior. This kind of basic ecological information is crucial to the management and conservation of this species, and (for that matter) of all old world vultures.