European colleagues are asking for our help to stop the legalization in Europe of the drug diclofenac, which has already devastated populations of carrion-eating birds in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
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Diclofenac may soon be legalized in Italy and in Spain, which supports 80% of Europe's vulture species, including the endangered Egyptian vulture.
The killer drug is used as an anticoagulent for livestock but is deadly to carrion-feeding birds.
Vulture populations in the Indian Subcontinent declined by an estimated 99% as a direct result of diclofenac. Populations have slowly begun recovering there following a ban on diclofenac in 2006.