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Parsis in Mumbai. Photo BBC

**** Zoroastrians are supporting raptor protection programmes in India and overseas - largely because rather than cremating or burying their dead, they have an ancient tradition of laying them out in special "towers of silence" where they will be eaten by vultures. Link here for a story in The Economist about a world crisis affecting vulture populations around the world, and how the Zoroastrians - or Parsees - in Mumbai are helping address it.

**** Link here for a story about Zoroastrian families recycling flowers after major religious festivals.


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