Blog posts in Vulture Conservation

Why are Vultures so Endangered?

A major reason why vultures are so endangered is that they are specifically targeted for their body parts. These are used for traditional medicinal purposes in the “muthi” trade as well...
19 Jul 2018 | Wildlife ACT
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Hooded Vulture Pair on uMkhuze Game Reserve

Perhaps due to their odd appearance or their association from animation films as the “bringers of bad news”, vultures often inherit a bad rap. However, when you put aside these vulture...
01 Jun 2018 | Wildlife ACT
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Vulture Crisis = Human Crisis. Get Involved

Africa is experiencing a vulture crisis. The White-backed Vulture is one of eight African vulture species that is on the decline. Poisoning and traditional medicine pose a substantial threat to the...
12 May 2017 | Wildlife ACT
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Zululand Vulture Tagging 2015

Although successful, our October Zululand vulture tagging ended up being a rather average week in the end – with only 5 African White Backs and 3 Lappet-faced vulture fledglings tagged. This...
19 Oct 2015 | Wildlife ACT
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Vulture Tagging in Zululand 2014

During October the Wildlife ACT Fund in conjunction with the rest of the Zululand Vulture Project team worked tirelessly to tag as many vultures as possible in Zululand.
03 Nov 2014 | Wildlife ACT
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