To higher perceive the motion patterns of the varied vulture species within the province of KZN, lightweight solar-powered GPS items, wing tags, and leg tags are positioned on each grownup and fledgling people. The info reported by the GPS items and the sightings recorded from the tags present helpful info that may assist construct on current understanding and data of the threats these vultures face and the areas they make the most of most. The info additionally helps conservation managers to higher shield these endangered birds and their habitats.

Wild Tomorrow was lately approached to cowl the price of 3 GPS items together with every day knowledge downloads by means of our pals at Wildlife ACT. We have been delighted to step in and help, due to funding from our Most Wanted Tasks donors – the price of every tag was R18,000 or about $1000 every.

In December of 2022, after a mass wildlife poisoning scene, 5 of the fortunate African White-backed Vultures (who didn’t succumb to demise by the poisoning) have been captured and handled by Wildlife ACT’s Emergency Response Crew earlier than being transported to Raptor Rescue Rehabilitation Centre for additional remedy. Regardless of the perfect efforts of all concerned, one particular person, sadly, didn’t survive. The 4 surviving birds have been launched along with one other vulture that was discovered with a damaged wing earlier in 2022. Collectively, the 5 rehabilitated vultures have been fitted with uniquely identifiable patagial tags, leg rings, and GPS monitoring items earlier than their launch. These tags and GPS items will allow the Wildlife ACT crew to observe their post-release actions, reply in case of an emergency, and assess the rehabilitation success.


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