Guinea-Bissau has become a “vulture graveyard” after estimated 2,000 vultures died, the world’s biggest ever vulture morality, according to a conservation organization.

“With the political turmoil in the country and the global COVID-19 pandemic, it has been even more difficult and slow to respond accordingly to the circumstances,” Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Unprecedented” hooded vulture deaths in the country started in early February with 200 fatalities and sharply increased to at least 1,603 confirmed cases, especially in the eastern part of the country, but the NGO suspects that the number of death vultures

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