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Vultures

An Abundance of Loss With the Loss of Abundance

Steve Zack | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

We need a conservation ethos that embraces the importance of common and abundant species and the roles they play in nature, and to ensure that their abundance continues to inspire and engage us.

A Non-Quixotic Fate for Birds of Prey in Europe?

Steve Zack | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

The unintentional devastation of India's vultures is well-known. Yet here we see Spain ready to distribute and use veterinary diclofenac. Even minor usage of the drug on livestock may well lead to a collapse of Europe's wild birds of prey.

A Kettle of Vultures in a Poisonous Mix

Steve Zack | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

We don't have the clairvoyance of vultures, but we do need to envision an Africa free of poisons for wildlife and people alike.

Virginia Town Considers Bizarre Plan To Get Rid Of Vultures

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Weird News

VINTON, Va. (AP) — Officials in a Virginia town are looking for ways to get migrating buzzards to buzz off. This year, nearly 100 vultures landed i...

10 More Safari Surprises: Ngorongoro Edition

Kevin Richberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Each day, safari jeeps make the climb up along the rim and descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater to observe this unique collection of Mother Nature's wonders. This is what we found on just one day's safari from The Manor at Ngorongoro.

Angry in the Name of Jesus: 5 Ways to Curb the Government Shutdown Hatefest on Social Media

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

I am totally confident that if, in addition to having a 'Like' button, Facebook offered a one-click way to scratch the eyes out of someone else's Facebook photo, some of my followers would spend all day blinding their opponents' profile pics.

Hiker Eaten By Vultures After Fall From Cliff

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.07.2013 | World

The body of a woman who died after falling off a cliff in France was devoured by vultures in just 45 minutes, before rescue workers were able to reach...

Texas Body Farms Study Vultures Feasting On Human Remains

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

SAN MARCOS, Texas — For more than five weeks, a woman's body lay undisturbed in a secluded Texas field. Then a frenzied flock of vultures descen...

Does the Mossad have Spy Vultures?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

Early this week, a vulture flew across the Israeli border into Saudi Arabia, where it was captured on suspicion of espionage.