Today is Important species on the verge of extinction – Species that play an important role in preventing disease in animals and humans. We are talking about the African white-backed vulture.
they are really majestic. But that’s not the real point. The point is that these raptors, which once bred in South Africa and around the world, are now listed as globally endangered, along with three of his nine species of vultures in South Africa. about it.
The plight of African white-tailed vultures is alarming, but most all vulture in trouble. We work with VulProVulture Conservation Center near the Magaliesberg Ranges, South Africa. The VulPro facility houses 270 captive vultures of various species. These vultures participate in breeding programs and you can watch their offspring released into the wild.VulPro targets White-tailed Vultures, Vulnerable Cape Vultures, endangered Hooded White-headed Vultures, endangered Lappet-faced Vultures, and other large raptors and protected species. We protect, rehabilitate and breed.
Vultures are important to the health and survival of all species on earth, including us. in india, traditionally, dead animals were left for vultures to eat and dispose of. From 1993 to 2006, Vultures almost completely wiped out It was used to treat humans and sick cattle due to an anti-inflammatory drug marketed as voltaren (diclofenac). When the cow dies, the vulture eats it, and the animal Voltaren kills the vulture. Three of his nine species of vultures in the country have become nearly extinct.
the result was devastating: A large number of dead cows were not disposed of. The disease spread rapidly. Drinking water was contaminated. Stray dog and rat populations skyrocketed. Vultures have digestive systems that destroy pathogens such as plague, anthrax, rabies and botulism, while rats and dogs only spread these diseases. Rabies is now epidemic in India, killing tens of thousands of people each year.
Potential loss of vultures is the biggest concern.
Without help, they will definitely go. No one who values nature wants to see that happen.
Help us strengthen the fight to keep these creatures from going extinct by donating today… I left with no hope of returning.
Recovered vultures are released into the wild. (Credit: VulPro)
In just 30 years, African vulture numbers have plummeted by 90%In South Africa, Four of the country’s nine vulture species are listed as endangered.Their biggest threats are human interference, habitat loss, illegal trade in body parts, collision of power lines, poisoning, and destruction of nesting trees.
Throughout Africa, some people prize vulture heads and feet for use in “traditional” medicines that do nothing. To catch vultures, poachers kill other animals and poison the carcassesWhen a bird dies from eating the poisonous carcass, poachers collect body parts from the bird. In another example, Farmers poison vultures Because they are considered “pests”. There is a complete lack of understanding of the species that actually create healthy habitats.
Vultures may not die immediately, so Sick birds can be rescued and treated so that they can return to full health – and This is where they need your help to make sure they live and thrive.
Vultures typically lay only one egg per year, It is very important to successfully hatch all possible eggs with VulProIncubators are used because many of the protected vultures have disabilities or injuries that make it difficult to hatch eggs efficiently.
Vultures need your help to survive.
When they die, your health can be at risk.
If you can collect $5,000 (approximately £4,160), Support efforts to increase vulture numbers. This is really important and rewarding. Please be as generous as possible.