26 Jan '16, 2pm
Trash-munching vultures enlisted to find and reduce garbage in Peru
No longer are vultures to be depicted as heartless, hungry scavengers circling the lost traveler in the desert. The people at Gallinazo Avisa , or Vultures Warn, are giving vultures quite a PR boost by using the birds to find concentrated garbage piles in Lima, Peru. Seen as the first line of investigators bold enough to take on the task of finding the spots most soiled by human rubbish, vultures are no longer considered dirty scoundrels, but rather heroic saviors.