Cover picture: For decades, conservation practitioners have relied on supplementary feeding stations to augment existing food resources for imperiled populations of large avian scavengers, such as the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus). However, because these efforts may have unintended consequences for birds at individual to community levels, natural resource managers must carefully weigh the pros and cons of these “vulture restaurants”.
Central and background photos: © M de la Riva
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