Ride for vultures –iMfolozi MTB Challenge 2018, Only a couple of days to go!!
It is with great excitement (with a dash of trepidation) to announce that I have had a last minute opportunity to enter The Old Mutual Wild Series iMfolozi Challenge! This race will gather more than 300 participants from all around on a 43 km route through “Big 5” territory of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve. http://www.wildseries.co.za/ev...
There are only a couple of days left until the race and as part of participating in the challenge, I want to help raise funds for vultures. Please help me in supporting this cause as vultures are under huge pressure and they need all the help they can get.
SAVING OUR VULTURES
Southern Africa’s vulture populations are in serious decline. Of the
five Savannah species found in Zululand, all are classified as either
endangered or critically endangered. Current trends suggest that all
breeding pairs of Lappet Faced and White Headed Vultures will be locally
extinct by 2020. These birds are literally teetering on the edge of
HOW WE CAN SAVE OUR VULTURES?
To aid in halting this decline, Wildlife ACT has teamed up with Ezemvelo
KZN Wildlife and the Endangered Wildlife Trust to create the Annual
Vulture Tagging Project in Zululand. The project endeavours to capture
vultures throughout Zululand to attach identification tags and rings as
well as collect important biological data. The identification tags and
rings allow us to track vulture movements when the public report
sightings. In addition to this, some vultures are fitted with high-tech
GPS backpacks in order the gather more detailed data about their
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Aside from much-needed donor support, you can help this cause by reporting
tagged vulture sightings. If you see a tagged vulture in Southern
Africa, please record the identification number and species (if
possible) along with the GPS (or physical) location. If you can, snap a
photograph of the animal with the ID tag displayed. This information can
be passed onto firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The more information we are able to accrue, the better equipped we will
be able to understand the status of our vulture populations and improve
our monitoring of this critically important species.