Due to the sharp decline in the population of vultures in Israel over the past several decades, the Israeli Management of parks and reserves continues to import these birds from other countries. As reported in «Haaretz» Tsafrir Rinat, last week arrived in Israel from Spain ten vultures.
Today in Israel there are about 200 vultures, whereas 20 years ago these birds in our country was much more. The main reason for the extinction of the population of vultures in Israel are considered to be poisons for the extermination of wild animals, damage to agricultural crops. The poison ingested by vultures as they feed on the remains of poisoned animals. Birds also die as a result of collision with power lines, however, these cases are much less.
The last few years, the Management of parks and reserves, and imports will release the vultures from other countries. So, in 2016 in Israel was 60 vultures imported from Spain, Armenia and Cyprus.
In the Management of parks and reserves believe that imports of vultures can only slow down the process of complete extinction in Israel these birds.
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