Two wildlife researchers have stated that carcass poisoning is the single greatest threat to the world’s vulture populations, and have also noted that vultures are the most threatened group of birds on the planet.
Scientists are more worried than ever about the future of Africa’s vultures. In fact, their concern is so great that they have changed the status of six African Vulture species to reflect a greater possiblity that these species may become extinct in the near future.
In mid-November 2015, a team of scientists announced that it was able to eliminate the chytrid infection from a wild population of Mallorcan midwife toad tadpoles. This is the first time chytrid has been treated in a wild amphibian population.