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In Lima, a new campaign is employing birds to solve the city's trash problem

To locate and eradicate garbage dumps in Lima, Peru, the country’s Ministry of Environment is taking an unconventional approach: attaching GoPro cameras to black vultures, which naturally flock to areas of compiled trash.

The Gallinazo Avisa campaign—which translates to “Vultures Warn”—aims to clean up the capital city by helping environmental authorities locate illegal garbage dumps, as well as raise awareness among the public of the harm caused by toxic substances that wind up in the Pacific Ocean after they are dumped.

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