Iraq/Kurdistan | Virus halts research into endangered Egyptian vultures
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Soaring high over the rugged landscape, Egyptian vultures returned to the Kurdistan Region in early March where they nest and lay eggs in the cliffs of the Zagros Mountains. These are important breeding grounds for the vultures, whose numbers are dwindling.
“Kurdistan is one of the hotspots for sheltering this endangered species,” explained Korsh Ararat. As such, monitoring their population numbers and new generations hatched in Kurdistan’s mountains “is very important.”