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Griffon Vulture - Scratchboard Portrait

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Completed over the summer -- another 5x7" scratchboard!  I am hoping to complete a small series of vulture images to donate to vulture conservation research.  Vultures, particularly those in Asia, are facing a precipitous decline with some populations plummeting by more than 90% over a few decades.  The main cause of their decline is a medicine (diclofenac) used to treat cattle.  When the cattle die, vultures feed on the carcass.  A single dead cow can kill or sicken hundreds of vultures.

It's a major ecological problem with far-reaching implications and I want to do a little something to help out.  Besides -- vultures are awesome.
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This is amazing! Vultures are awesome, and so vital to the ecosystem.