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Using an ethogram as a guide to understanding Hooded Vulture breeding behaviour

Studies on an animal’s behaviour can be enhanced using an ‘ethogram’. An ethogram clearly defines, describes, and classifies distinct behaviours commonly exhibited by a species.
Researchers from the Endangered Wildlife Trust and the University of KwaZulu-Natal recently produced the first ethogram describing the nesting and breeding behaviours of the Critically Endangered Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus).

Rampant poisoning poses a deadly risk to vultures in West Africa

African vulture numbers are declining at an alarming rate, and their key threat throughout Africa is believed to be poisoning. Dr Clément Daboné (from the Universities of Tenkodogo and Joseph Ki-Zerbo, both in Burkina Faso) collected information on incidents of mass vulture killings to learn more about the risk that poisoning poses to vultures in West Africa.

A conservation success story – the return of the majestic Cape Vulture

The Cape Vulture was listed as Endangered on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species, but in 2021 it was ‘down listed’ to Vulnerable. This is a remarkable conservation success story and testament to the tireless efforts of multiple generations of conservationists

Looking for Lions

The first instalment of our journey to find and conserve the Lions of the Great Limpopo Transfronteir Conservation Area