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<div class="quote-block">Group of Rare Vultures Found in Cambodia<br><br><br><br>
By MICHAEL CASEY<br><br><br><br>
(AP) In this photo released by WCS Cambodia Program, an endangered slender-billed vulture sits in its...<br><br><br><br>
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Researchers in the remote forests of Cambodia said Wednesday they have discovered the only known colony in Southeast Asia of slender-billed vultures and scores of other endangered birds. The colony was discovered last month in the jungles east of the Mekong River in Cambodia's Stung Treng Province.<br><br><br><br>
"We discovered the nests on top of a hill where two other vulture species were also found," said Song Chansocheat, manager of the Cambodia Vulture Conservation Project. The government project is supported by the World Conservation Society, BirdLife International, the World Wildlife Fund, the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.<br><br><br><br>
"Amazingly, there were also a host of other globally threatened species of birds and primates," Song Chansocheat said in a statement. "It's a very special place."</div>
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The rest, along with a picture: <a href="http://apnews.excite.com/article/20070207/D8N4TAOO0.html" target="_blank">http://apnews.excite.com/article/200...D8N4TAOO0.html</a>
 

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"The Slender-billed vulture is one of several vulture species in Asia that have been driven to the brink of extinction in the past 12 years after eating cattle carcasses tainted with diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory painkiller that's given to sick cows and is highly toxic to vultures."<br><br><br><br>
It's amazing that they found the colony. It's sad that once again human activity is behind the decline.
 
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