Category Archives: Research

Helicopter Crash in the Mountains

Proving that saving an endangered species is no easy job…

Last year while trying to access Bearded Vulture nests high in the mountains to recover the ‘second eggs’ so vital for the Bearded Vulture Recovery Program, the helicopter the crew were in landed badly and crashed on the snowy top of a peak.

Thankfully no one was seriously injured, but the egg recoveries were abandoned for that season, setting the program back a year.

Conservation Letters – African Vultures Collapsing towards Extinction

Vulture populations globally are collapsing. In Africa, populations of eight species have declined by an average of 62% over the last 30 years; seven have declined by an average of 80% or more, and six species have been up-listed to Critically Endangered. Of the threats facing them, 90% of reported deaths are due to poisoning and the traditional medicine trade.

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