Vulpro is one of the few conservation organisations working towards supporting the long-term survival of the Cape Vulture. Vulpro accepts and is home to 265 non-releasable vultures that are rehabilitated and integrated into the ex-situ population that are used to breed individuals for release. This forms part of the organisation’s captive breeding and rewilding programme. The released birds are fitted with GPS transmitters and the data collected from the transmitters are used for the vulture research programmes and population monitoring. The organisation has also been involved with educational programmes, landowner engagements and raising awareness about the plight of the vultures.
The Cape Vulture is one of 23 global vulture species. The species is only distributed in limited regions of Southern Africa and, based on the 2021 IUCN assessment, is facing decreasing population trends.
Also known as the Cape Griffon, this Red Listed bird of prey has a beak with no teeth. They can communicate with each other through observation and sight while hunting.
Key threats include: renewable energy; utility and service lines; intentional use; unintentional effects; persecution and control; recreational activities; ecosystem modifications; habitat shifting and alternations
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