The Sasol Vulture Monitoring Project was launched in 1988 as an initiative of the Vulture Study Group to monitor the Cape Griffons of the Magaliesberg. It has, since the start of the project, developed into a programme that stretches across a large section of the southern African sub-continent where most Cape Griffon colonies are monitored on a continuous basis. The Project has now expanded its conservation and monitoring strategy to include all other southern African vulture species.
- Ensuring the survival and prosperity of our vultures.
- Monitoring vulture populations throughout the southern African sub-continent.
- Colour-ringing of vultures.
- Annual census of vulture populations.
- Promote the establishment of vulture restaurants.
- Increase public awareness about vultures.
- Involve members of the public in vulture conservation.
The Sasol Vulture Monitoring Project is one of the Birds of Prey Programme’s flagship projects. The various sub-projects of the Sasol Vulture Monitoring Project are:
- KZN Vulture Project.
- Northern Cape Vulture Project.
- Swaziland Vulture Project.
- Blouberg Vulture Project.
- Potberg Vulture Project
- Cape Vulture Task Force.
- Bearded Vulture Task Force.
- Bushveld Vulture Project.