0 Likes

Vulture Conservation
South Africa

www.VultureConservation.co.za

Vultures form an important ecological component of our natural environment, cleaning up dead carcasses, decreasing the spread of some diseases and playing a social role in some early societies, most notably the Egyptians and the Hindu. Today, they face an unprecedented onslaught from modern mans developments, including electrocutions and collisions with electrical structures, poisonings, land-use changes, decrease in food availability etc.

The vulture programme approaches vulture conservation in a multidisciplinary and networked fashion, with the benefit accruing to both the vulture and society at large. This is achieved by combining the disciplines of education and good science, with networking, capacity building and knowledge generation. The veterinary disciplines of toxicology, pharmacology, clinical pathology and medicine are combined with the science of cell-phone telemetry and the banking of genetic resources, with the end goal being of significantly influencing the well-being of our natural resources to the benefit of society. By focusing actions on the vulture, positioned at the top of the food chain (literally) and an indicator of the health of the environment below it, this project is destined to not only influence but also impact on the well-being of our natural environment.

With the many threats vultures are facing throughout southern Africa, vulture rehabilitation has become an essential part of the Vulture Programme. Collecting grounded, injured, poisoned and disabled vultures around South Africa, special emphasis within the Gauteng, North West and Limpopo Provinces, we are able to save many vultures that would have met their untimely death. By doing this, we are in a position release those that are fit and healthy back to their freedom and keep those that cannot be released, in captivity for breeding and educational purposes. Providing a safe haven for these misunderstood birds. As present, this is the only facility approved by Gauteng Nature Conservation and recognised by North West Conservation for vulture rehabilitation.

Copyright: Funkbox imagineering
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 01/03/2011
Updated: 15/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: vulture; vultures; birds; conservation; south africa; vulture conservation
comments powered by Disqus

Gerry Pelser
The 12th Tee at Pecanwood golf Club
FunkBox Imagineering
BlockHouse at Broedestroom
FunkBox Imagineering
AfricanSwiss Restaurant
FunkBox Imagineering
Mungamana Pizza Bar at AfricanSwiss Restaurant
FunkBox Imagineering
Luvut at AfricanSwiss
FunkBox Imagineering
Hide Away At The Farm
John Gore
Lesedi Cultural Village Restaurant
Martin Broomfield
River Cottage, Lethabo Estate, South Africa
John Gore
Voortrekker Monument Entrance
Martin Broomfield
Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria
John Gore
Voortrekker Monument Cenotaph
John Gore
Voortrekker Monument Hall of Heroes
Daniel Christaldi
Driftwood near Haywoods beach
Julien Mordret
INDONESIA - Raja Ampat Islands - Pulau Gam, Hidden Bay
Sergej Esnault
The protestant Gustav Adolf Stave Church - Hahnenklee - Germany
kiyoharu takamura
kouchou-ji 1
Asset Imaging Photography
School in 1890
Astrolabio Colombia
Buena Vista Quindío (Colombia) - Cafetal en Terraza de San Alberto
Majeed Panahee joo
Bayazeh Khor Biabanak Narenj Ghaleh Kavir Bayazeh Castel Iran Desert 06
Pavel Antropov
Kogalym
kiyoharu takamura
right whale bones
Marek Lomnicky
High Tatras - Maly Zavrat in Winter
Pascal Moulin
Ruines de l’Église Saint-Germain à Barneville-Carteret
Rami Saarikorpi
Northern lights
FunkBox Imagineering
Inhambane Trainstation
FunkBox Imagineering
Nedile Lodge Pool in the Welgevonden Game Reserve
FunkBox Imagineering
Cassa da Comer
FunkBox Imagineering
Barra Point
FunkBox Imagineering
Windy Corner Old Pass
FunkBox Imagineering
Barra Lighthouse
FunkBox Imagineering
Palace Pool Bridgeedit 1
FunkBox Imagineering
Sun City Zip Slide - The Longest zip slide in the World
FunkBox Imagineering
GrandWest Ice Station - Olympic-size ice skating rink in Cape Town
FunkBox Imagineering
18th Hole at The Lost City Golf Course - Sun City
FunkBox Imagineering
Tofo Local Fishermen
FunkBox Imagineering
On the road between Riemvasmaak and Vredesvalle
More About Africa

Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.Text by Steve Smith.