Role Players

Conservation Organisations

Ezemvelo Kwazulu-Natal Wildlife

  • Dr Sonja Krüger: Bearded Vulture specialist/head researcher
  • Brent Coverdale: Animal Scientist – mammals and birds.

Endangered Wildlife Trust

  • André Botha: Manager of Birds of Prey Programme

Wildlife Act Fund

  • Chris Kelly: Director

Birdlife South Africa

  • Mark Anderson
  • Hanneline Smit-Robinson
  • Samantha Ralston

University of Cape Town (FitzPatrick Institute)

  • Dr Arjun Amar
  • Dr Rob Simmons
  • Dr Andrew Jenkins
  • Dr Tim Reid

Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Project

  • Rabson Dlodlo (South Africa)
  • Joyce Loza (South Africa)
  • Bokang Theko (Lesotho)

Individual Collaborators

  • Ben Hoffman: Raptor Rescue Rehabilitation Centre
  • Shannon Hoffman: African Bird of Prey Sanctuary
  • Phillip Lennon: Coral Tree Films- documentaries
  • Carmen Calero Contreras: Research assistant- vulture capture
  • Olivia Taylor: Four Elements Conservation
  • Shane Elliott: Monitoring and Photography
  • Morgan Pfeiffer: Cape Vulture researcher

International Collaborators

  • Alfonso Godino
  • Daniel Hegglin

Bearded Vulture Task Force

All individuals are involved in monitoring and implementing the Bearded Vulture Biodiversity Management Plan

  • Telang Sekhotlo: Quthing Wildlife Development Trust, Lesotho
  • Mpiti Letsie: Quthing Wildlife Development Trust, Lesotho
  • Samuel Zwakala: Ministry of Environment Tourism and Culture, Lesotho
  • Makhubu Shobana: Bird Club Chairman
  • Matseliso Moremoholo: Lesotho Electricity Corporation
  • Tsikoe Busa: Lesotho Electricity Corporation
  • John Crowson: Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife
  • Oscar Mthimkhulu: Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife
  • Ian Rushworth: Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife
  • Brian Colahan: Free State DETEA
  • Dhiraj Nariandas: South African National Parks, Golden Gate National Park
  • Brian Reeves: Eastern Cape PTA
  • Dean Ricketts: Eastern Cape DEAET
  • Khaya Gqwabasa: Eastern Cape DEAET
  • Phindile Sokhuza: Eastern Cape, Tshaka Tours
  • Thabathani Tshaka: Eastern Cape, Tshaka Tours
  • Nicky McLeod: Eastern Cape ERS CEPF
  • Constant Hoogstad: EWT Wildlife and Energy Mitigation Programme
  • David Allan: Durban Natural Science Museum

Cape Vulture Task Force

All individuals are involved in compiling and implementing the Cape Vulture Action Plan

  • Constant Hoogstad: Coordinator, Cape Vulture Task Force
  • Pete Hancock: Birdlife Botswana
  • Sonja Krüger: Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife
  • Peter Mundy: National University of Science & Technology, Bulawayo
  • Dean Peinke: Eastern Cape parks and tourism agency
  • Dawid Pretorius: Schoemansdal Environmental Centre
  • Scott Ronaldson: Bird of Prey Programme, Endangered Wildlife Trust
  • Ian Rushworth: Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife
  • Hanneline Smit: BirdLife South Africa
  • Kevin Shaw: Cape Nature
  • Craig Whittington-Jones: Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Environment, Gauteng Provincial Government
  • Ara Monadjem: University of Swaziland
  • Kerri Wolters: Vulture programme (VulPro)
  • Walter Nesser: Vulture programme (VulPro)
  • Sean West: Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Environment, Gauteng Provincial Government
  • Johan Van Wyk: Blouberg Nature Reserve
  • Maria Diekmann: Rare and Endangered Species Trust, Namibia

Maloti-Drakensberg Vulture Project

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