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Vulture Conservation with Wildlife ACT in 2022


    One among our Vulture Conservation Programme’s objectives is to repeatedly enhance the understanding of the fine-scale motion patterns of the varied Vulture species breeding in KwaZulu-Natal.

    That is achieved by deploying lightweight solar-powered GPS models to each grownup and fledgling people. The info are used to establish traits primarily based on the person actions thereby enabling the efficient safety of those endangered, but vitally necessary scavengers.

    This information, mixed with the wing tag and leg ring re-sightings permits us to construct on the prevailing understanding and data of the threats they face and the areas they utilise essentially the most. This in flip is used to analyse inhabitants traits, habitat use and survival charges which all inform conservation administration and helps prioritise targeted conservation motion.

    Throughout 2022, along with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, as members of the Zululand Vulture Venture, the Wildlife ACT crew has deployed a complete of seven GPS models to vultures as a part of this ongoing research.

    Breeding birds had been focused within the northern breeding cluster in KwaZulu-Natal, the place a speedy drop in nesting pairs have been recorded over the previous 3 years, with the deployment of 5 GPS models on grownup White-backed Vultures, while a further two sub-adults had been fitted with leg rings and wing tags.

    The crew additionally deployed 2 GPS models to Lappet-faced Vulture fledglings of their nests, the one identified nests for this species within the province for the 2022 breeding season. All our GPS models are monitored repeatedly which additionally permits the Emergency Response Group to reply swiftly within the occasion {that a} vulture appears to be in misery.

    How one can assist:

    Donate to the Trigger:

    Contact us to sponsor a GPS unit (together with 2 years of satellite tv for pc information and subject deployment prices) at R50 000: [email protected]

    Report a tagged vulture HERE.

    Companions: Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Glad Hole Basis, Ford Wildlife Basis, Wild Tomorrow Fund, Wildlife ACT Improvements, Rhino Peak Problem, Venture Vulture, White Elephant Safaris, Pongola Recreation Reserve