close up of a Cape Vulture
Dr. Mike the Cape Vulture

Dr. Mike the Cape Vulture

On 3 October 2021, the Lowveld BOPP team was alerted that a Cape Vulture had been found grounded on Licata Nature Reserve, northwest of Hoedspruit.

Mar 4, 2022
Science Snippets: The role of South African private wildlife ranches in conservation

Science Snippets: The role of South African private wildlife ranches in conservation

Within South Africa, approximately 20 million hectares of land are dedicated to wildlife ranching. Wildlife ranches can be defined as areas of private land that use wildlife-based activities for income generation. In a recently published paper co-authored by EWT scientists*, the owners and managers of 226 wildlife ranches were interviewed to discover the potential for species conservation hidden within South Africa’s game ranches.

Nov 12, 2021
Science Snippets: What powers are attributed to vultures in traditional medicine?

Science Snippets: What powers are attributed to vultures in traditional medicine?

Vultures provide many ecological, economic, and cultural benefits. However, several vulture populations are declining, in part due to the illegal capture and killing of vultures for traditional medicine.

Oct 4, 2021
Science Snippets: Vulture conservation benefits more than just vultures

Science Snippets: Vulture conservation benefits more than just vultures

Vultures are an important component of an effective scavenger guild and have evolved a number of adaptations that allow them to locate and dispose of carcasses quickly and efficiently.

Aug 2, 2021

Leading southern African vultures further towards extinction

There is over a century’s worth of research on the detrimental effects of lead on animal and human health. When Nile Crocodiles ingest lead fishing weights, it affects their egg development and hatchling health.

Sep 2, 2020
Training tackles wildlife poisoning

Training tackles wildlife poisoning

The EWT’s Vultures for Africa Programme (VFA) has been involved in a number of Wildlife Poisoning Response Workshops at various locations in southern and east Africa during the period December 2019-February 2020.

Mar 3, 2020
Farmers for vultures

Farmers for vultures

Many of us view the Karoo as one of the last conservation frontiers of South Africa. Vast, wild landscapes that boast rugged mountain ranges, dry riverbeds and wide-open spaces that have stood relatively undisturbed and untransformed for centuries.

Mar 3, 2020
The ease of obtaining deadly pesticides – a Zambian snap-assessment

The ease of obtaining deadly pesticides – a Zambian snap-assessment

A two-week field trip to Zambia during August 2019 provided the EWT’s Vultures for Africa Programme an opportunity to conduct the first Wildlife Poisoning Response Training workshop in the North Luangwa National Park to train rangers and other staff of the Park to effectively identify and respond to wildlife poisoning incidents when they happen in this part of the Luangwa Valley.

Sep 26, 2019