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Help VulPro help vultures

Help VulPro help vultures

VulPro is gearing up for the start of their busy vulture rehabilitation season.

With three months left until the end of 2018, most individuals are making plans for their December holidays and family festivities. VulPro on the other hand, is gearing up for the start of their busy vulture rehabilitation season.

Very soon, young vultures will be leaving their nests and undertaking their maiden flights. Unfortunately, it does not always go according to plan, and these inexperienced  individuals sometimes find themselves in precarious and odd situations. Thus, staff members are asking the public to aid VulPro in their efforts to save every single individual possible, by simply keeping a lookout and reporting any and all grounded or injured individuals immediately.

Africa is in the throes of a vulture crisis, with most species being listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered, and we all need to contribute to halting this trend. VulPro will collect all injured vultures throughout South Africa, as we have reached the tipping point where every single individual makes a difference.

The staff at VulPro would also like to thank the public for all their efforts of reporting such incidents to them so far, including power line electrocution and collision incidents. This information is hugely valuable as it firstly facilitates the rescue and rehabilitation of individuals which would otherwise have been lost to wild populations and secondly, it provides VulPro with vital insights regarding power line incidents. This information is utilised in order to mitigate these threats and minimise the number of vulture injuries and fatalities caused by these structures.

VulPro has also witnessed an increase in the need for a rehabilitation centre for all species. Thus they are opening their doors to all injured individuals, be it vultures, birds of prey or mammals. VulPro will be able to provide critical care needed, as well as source the most suitable facility for the species in question.

If you should come across any injured vulture, or any other individual in need of assistance, please contact VulPro immediately. They are available at all hours, and in many of these incidents, time is of the essence.

VulPro can be reached on: Kerri Wolter – 082 808 5113 and Charne Wilhelmi – 084 898 4659.

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