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        The Decline of Vultures in Nepal | EARTH A New Wild

        In this interview, hear a first-hand account of the drastic decline of wild vultures in Nepal. Due to a veterinary drug used on cattle known as Diclofenac, several species of vultures have seen an unprecedented decline in number within the past few decades; today, with a better awareness of vultures and their roles in the ecosystem, scientists have been able to slow the decline and hope to see the population return back to healthy numbers. As shown in this video, parahawking is a variation of paragliding in which riders are paired with trained birds, often birds of prey, to get an up-close experience with these misunderstood animals. Use this video to demonstrate a unique case of ecotourism, and to give a background on the decline of vultures in Southern Asia.

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