Vultures for Africa
Like a clock, any ecological system relies on the existence and functionality of all its working parts. We have been involved in a number of research, conservation and community projects and programmes over the years. We do encourage all visitors to Africa to take into careful consideration the needs of local communities and conservation efforts in the areas in which they visiting. Please do chat to us if you would like any further information on any projects you may come across and of which are specific interest to yourselves.
Lankester White makes contributions toward supporting the Vulture Poisoning Response Project, which is part of the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Special Projects Programme. Vultures like elephants, are a keystone species – keeping the environment clean and disease free. However – with six of Africa’s vulture species on the edge of extinction, the delicate eco-systems which they help maintain are equally at risk. Contributions to the poisoning response project will help save birds which have either inadvertently eaten poisoned baits or carcasses, or have been targeted specifically.
Vultures for Africa recently spent time in Tanzania with Deborah’s husband, training a group of rangers on what to do when a vulture is poisoned.