In North West Zimbabwe we have four species of vulture that call this area part of their home range, and one other species that is rarely seen (Egyptian Vulture). Vultures are facing huge conservation challenges in this area due to the spike in poisoning, use of vulture parts for traditional medicine, electorcution from powerlines, and from spillover deaths after consuming livestock that has been treated with diclofenac (which is fatal to vultures).
VFWT is in the process of mapping nest sites of each vulture species to determine baseline popuation numbers for the region. This is in an effort to continue to monitor the nests and numbers of birds that are breeding to assess how the populations of each species of vulture are doing.
For more information on this project please visit our Vulture Conservation section.