Vultures face multiple man-made threats, including but not limited to poisoning, power line collisions and electrocutions, direct harvesting for cultural beliefs, and ever decreasing foraging ranges. Some vulture species are threatened with possible extinction within our lifetime unless we can curb the ongoing downward spiral now!
According to the African Wildlife Poison Database over 2,23 I vultures have been poisoned in South Africa between 1961 and 2019.
VuIpro have asked for the assistance of Ubuntu Wildlife Trust for the donation of 30 Pet-E-Med units, to support them in their efforts to save the lives of poisoned vultures and we are looking to raise £250.
Vultures are a key component to maintaining healthy ecosystems. Because of their role as nature’s garbage disposers, vultures are able to keep the environment clean and free of contagious diseases. By ridding the ground of dead animals, vultures prevent disease from spreading to humans and animals.