Good Information for Vultures!
Southern Africa’s Vulture populations are dealing with an unsure future. To stem the tide of losses, landscape-level conservation initiatives are wanted, not solely in our formal protected areas, but additionally on privately-owned land that helps Vulture populations.
Vulture Protected Zone Implementation
First conceptualised and utilized in Asia, the place Vulture numbers have been decimated by the veterinary drug diclofenac, Vulture Protected Zones cowl huge stretches of land which are managed in methods which are conducive to Vulture survival. The Multi-species Motion Plan to Preserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP) has now introduced this initiative to Africa, the place it’s being tailored to handle the distinctive and multi-faceted challenges dealing with the continent’s Vultures.
A Vulture Protected Zone is outlined as an appropriately sized geographic space by which focused conservation measures are undertaken to handle the important thing threats related to the Vulture species current. Vulture Protected Zones are carried out in southern Africa as one other arrow within the quiver that can complement nationwide and worldwide efforts to cut back the impression of present and rising threats to stabilise and promote restoration of present Vulture populations. It serves as an necessary awareness-raising software that will increase help and retains the conservation momentum going.
Wildlife ACT, Birdlife South Africa and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, as companions in Mission Vulture and the Zululand Vulture Mission, have been working collectively to implement and help the Vulture Protected Zone initiative in KwaZulu-Natal.
Most not too long ago, we’ve been working carefully with Thula Thula Personal Sport Reserve, making certain they meet all the factors of a Vulture Protected Zone and offering help the place wanted to strengthen their contribution to Vulture conservation within the province. This can be a very vital feat, because the reserve helps the biggest breeding colony of tree-nesting White-backed Vultures on non-public land in KZN.
We’re excited to see what the long run holds for the rising Vulture Protected Zone initiative and strengthened partnerships!
Southern Africa’s vulture populations are in severe decline. Of the six species present in South Africa, all are categorised as both Endangered or Critically Endangered. Click on HERE to help our work with Vultures.