Vulture Conservation - VULPRO
We envy their apparently effortless flight over our heads. We marvel at their ability to fly great distances in the time it takes for us to drag our weary bones up another few metres. We take them for granted. What are ‘they’? Vultures of course. Hikes in the Magaliesburg just wouldn’t be the same without them. They’re part of our present. But will they be there in the future? For our children to enjoy and marvel at, as we have. Not according to the Vulture Conservation Project, or VULPRO.
Their June/July newsletter raises some serious concerns.
And the fact that increasing development in the Hartebeespoort vicinity increases threats to the vultures.
VULPRO has a vulture rehab centre right close to where we spend so many of our Sundays. Playing a great educational role and the opportunity to visit the project, VULPRO’s newsletter also mentions some fun that’s been had in giving publicity to these amazing birds.
JHC members could add value to this initiative by contacting them to make arrangements to visit, learning more about their feathered charges, and supporting them in their efforts.
It’s in our hiking interests. And the interests of future generations.
Find out more by reading the Vulpro Newsletter