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Supplying safe and sufficient food sources during times of food scarcity increases the vulture survival rate and greatly benefits conservation. New colonies establish quickly at a major food source, while improved pylon design limits electrocutions by preventing grounded contact with the high-voltage power lines. When animal carcasses are not burned or buried they can be a source of disease such as botulism when wild animals consume the bones (pica). Having vultures on the property will remove this threat. Establishing a vulture restaurant on a wildlife ranch consequently is a cost-effective way of carcass waste disposal. Moreover, having a vulture colony can be an additional tourist attraction. Conservation education can include talks at schools, agricultural associations and public meetings. The individual visits of these groups to a vulture restaurant contribute towards possible conflict resolution between livestock and wildlife producers who have wild carnivores and scavengers. Research on and monitoring of vultures can be done by ringing the young birds. In doing so, the distribution range of the vultures can be determined, which should lead to better management and the conservation of the metapopulation of white-backed vultures.

October Tactical Issue

Op soek na Molopo se Rooibeeste

Dis hoekom mens rooihartbeeste in die hartjie van die Molopo gaan jag …

DIE MANNE(TJIES) GAAN JAG!

Die mannetjies was erg opgewonde en kon nie wag vir die Donderdagmiddag om aan te breek sodat hulle in die pad kon val nie.

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