" />" />

In a bid to save Southeast Asia's dwindling population of the birds, Cambodia has created what they call 'vulture restaurants', where specially carved carcasses are laid out for the scavengers.

The so-called restaurants are the latest step in a programme to save the three species of the bird that have been nearly wiped out throughout Asia.

In Cambodia the birds of prey suffer from a lack of game due to poaching and habitat destruction.

In other parts of the continent, the scavengers are dying from widespread use of the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac in farming

The presence of just one per cent of the drug in a carcass can kill the birds, whose diet is exclusively the meat of dead animals.

Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen reports from Veal Krous.

Source: Al Jazeera