Support the Cape Vulture Supplementation Project, to re-colonize Roberts’ Farm colony, the western-most colony in the Magaliesberg Mountains, South Africa.
Provide transportation cost for all 20 Cape Vultures bred at the VulPro breeding facility to a release site in the Magaliesberg Mountains, South Africa.
Supply additional funds to supplementary feed and monitor these vultures.
The goal of the VulPro Cape Vulture Supplementation Project is to re-colonize Roberts’ Farm colony, the western-most colony in the Magaliesberg Mountains, South Africa. Historically, this colony contained at least 150 breeding pairs. However, the site was entirely abandoned in 2012. Cape Vultures still breed in two colonies 30 and 50 km east of Roberts’ Farm. The species is still found in the region, no individuals were removed from the wild population for this project and landowners in the region have voiced full support of the proposal.
Using wild disabled stock, VulPro have successfully breed 20 Cape Vulture chicks at their breeding facilities over a period of about 4 years.
Now, those chicks at 1 year of age or over, need to be transported from the breeding facility to the the Nooitgedacht release enclosure until for a period of 6 months before being released. Blair Drummond Safari Park is extremely pleased to meet the transport cost of this operation.
This initiative is a first for the country and continent, in addition, the view is spectacular and is located on the highest point of the Magaliesberg mountains which is now registered as a Biosphere reserve. The vultures will be tagged, fitted with tracking devises and their progress monitored by VulPro.
Where your money goes
Nooitgedacht, Magaliesberg mountains. South Africa
I've been lucky enough to work with a number of vultures in my career and I'm devastated by the situation they face in the wild. I'm dedicated to my support of VulPro so they can continue to take the fight to the source of the problem and save these extremely important and wonderful animals from the brink of extinction.