A fee of R70 (cash) would be donated to the work at Vulpro (R70 per person)
Vulpro the organisation saving the vultures of Southern Africa, join the Institute in an educational to the Vulpro in Hartbeespoortdam to learn all about the people and science behind the saving of the vultures
VulPro approaches conservation holistically through in-situ and ex-situ management strategies.
VulPro began as a rehabilitation facility, recognizing that each individual bird carries significant importance for the continuation of the species. Rehabilitation continues as one of VulPro’s key efforts, with all released individuals now contributing to research with coloured leg bands and/or tracking devices.
Non-releasable vultures form part of VulPro’s captive breeding program, where offspring contribute to release studies. We monitor many of our released birds’ survival and foraging movements through GPS transmitters. These data bring a critical understanding of movement patterns and behaviors e.g. habitats of high use such as breeding and roosting sites.
We monitor wild populations annually at breeding sites and maintain a re-sighting database through camera traps, photographs, and public sightings. This information helps us track wild populations, rehabilitated, and ex-captive bred individuals past the point of transmitter failure. Our presence in the field has increased local landowner engagement, ultimately improving awareness of African vultures’ plight.
- 09:30 -10:00 Arrival and registration
- 10:00 - 12:00 Visit Vulpro facility and presentation
- 12:00 Networking
Toasties and beverages sold at R40 onsite
Please see if traveling together can be achieved so that no fuel is wasted.