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General => About South Africa... => Wild Dog Community and Environmental Projects => Topic started by: Lestutu on November 01, 2014, 07:53:50 pm

Title: Fighting back against the extinction of the bearded vulture
Post by: Lestutu on November 01, 2014, 07:53:50 pm

For some time now, the Maloti-Drakensberg Vulture Project, or Project Vulture, has been tracking 10 tagged bearded vultures (gypaetus barbatus) by satellite to better understand its behaviour, and what can be done to save this bird from extinction.
There are only 350 birds left of the southern African bearded vulture population, the entire population resides in the Maloti-Drakensberg mountain range, and it is the only viable population remaining in the southern hemisphere.
It's a heroic battle against enormous odds in which there are more setbacks than victories. But one happy development is the remarkable photos from a camera in(http://[img][img][img][img])[/img][/img][/img][/img]stalled at the nest of a breeding pair of bearded vultures. Below a selection to show the chick's growth.
Title: Re: Fighting back against the extinction of the bearded vulture
Post by: Wahl on November 01, 2014, 08:22:23 pm
Great to see them in the wild. Please tell us more of your involvement in this project
Title: Re: Fighting back against the extinction of the bearded vulture
Post by: Mr Zog on November 01, 2014, 10:58:18 pm
I happened to see one come very low over the mine today, only about 10 meters up, I got a good look. The closest I have seen one yet.

ps. Mine is the Letseng Diamond mine in Lesotho.
Title: Re: Fighting back against the extinction of the bearded vulture
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on November 02, 2014, 06:32:53 am
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