Annual (and other) Reports

2018 VulPro Annual Report

Vulture monitoring report 2018

VulPro-Annual-Report 2017

2016 Annual Report

Southern African vulture breeding report – 2016

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report


Wolter et al, Protocols for Mass Capture, Handling, and Fitting tracking devices on Gyps vultures V3.0, Nov 2018

VulPro’s Cape Vulture Captive Breeding Protocols

Vulture Rehabilitation Manual Version 2.0

VulPro Cape Griffon Vulture colony monitoring Protocol-updated September 2018

Vulture Tree Nesting Survey Protocol.Sept2018

Vulture tree monitoring protocol_excel addendum

Vulture restaurant monitoring protocol_VulPro.June 2013

Power Line Monitoring at Vulture Colonies

Let Vultures Soar

Bi-annual Newsletters

VulPro Flyer June 2019

The VulPro Flyer December 2018

The VulPro Flyer JUNE 2018 

The VulPro Flyer December 2017

VulPro Flyer June 2017 

VulPro Flyer Dec 2016

VulPro Flyer June 2016

VulPro Flyer June 2015

VulPro Flyer Dec 2014

VulPro Flyer June 2014

VulPro Flyer Dec 2013

VulPro Flyer June 2013

VulPro Flyer June 2012

Restaurant Newsletter 2

Restaurant Newsletter 1

Cape Vulture Task Force Reports

CVTF Report 2013

CVTF Report 2012

CVTF Report 2011

CVTF Report 2010

Seminar Proceedings

Proceedings Vulture Seminar 2015

Proceedings Vulture Seminar 2014

Scientific Publications

Conservation buffer sizes derived from movement data of breeding adult Cape Vultures (Gyps coprotheres) in South Africa.African Zoology Venter J.A, Martens F.R and Wolter K.

Large birds travel farther in homogeneous environments. Tucker, Marlee A., et al. Global Ecology and Biogeography (2019).

The use of toxicokinetics and exposure studies to show that carprofen in cattle tissue could lead to secondary toxicity and death in wild vultures. Naidoo, Vinny, et al. Chemosphere 190 (2018): 80-89.

Percentage of faecal excretion of meloxicam in the Cape vultures (Gyps corprotheres). Comparitive Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 215 (2019): 41-46.

Inter-individual differences in exploration and aggression in the Cape Griffon Vulture (Gyps coprotheres): implications for the ecology f a social scavenger. PeerJ (2018) 25759.

Venter J.A, Martens F.R and Wolter K. Conservation buffer sizes derived from movement data of breeding adult Cape Vultures (Gyps coprotheres) in South Africa. African Zoology Online DOI: 10.1080/15627020.2019.1600428

Sexing Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres based on head morphometrics. Hirschauer, Margaret T., et al. Ostrich 89.2 (2018): 187-190.

Sexual dimorphism and plumage characteristics of juvenile Cape Vultures Gyps coprotheres. Mabhikwa, Nobuhle T., Margaret T. Hirschauer, and Kerri Wolter. Ostrich 88.2 (2017): 167-171.

High occurrence of extra pair partnerships and homosexuality in a captive Cape Vulture colony. Hirschauer, Margaret T., and Kerri Wolter. Ostrich 88.2 (2017): 173-176.

Lead ingestion as a potential contributing factor to vulture declines in South Africa. Naidoo, Vinny, K. Wolter, and Christoffel Jacobus Botha.  Environmental research 152 (2017): 150-156.

A first assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on Cape vulture occurrence.Phipps, W.L., Diekmann, M., MacTavish, L.M., Mendelsohn, J.M., Naidoo, V., Wolter, K. and Yarnell, R.W. (2017). Biological Conservation210, pp.16-25.

Immature Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) breaks species range record. Hirschauer, M.T., Wolter, K., Green, R.E. and Galligan, T.H. (2017).  Biodiversity Observations 8, pp.16-1.

Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Wolter K, Underhill LG, López Gómez M, Brooks M (2017). Bird distribution dynamics 6. Biodiversity Observations 8.4: 1–11.

Natal philopatry in young Cape Vultures. Hirschauer, M.T., Wolter, K. and Neser, W. Ostrich 88 (2016) pp.79-82. 

Home range and habitat selection of Cape Vultures in relation to supplementary feeding. Kane, A., Wolter, K., Neser, W., Kotze, A., Naidoo, V. and Monadjem, A. Bird study63(2016) pp.387-394.

Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres breeding status in southern Africa: monitoring results from 2010–2014. Wolter, K., Neser, W., Hirschauer, M.T. and Camiña, A.Ostrich87 (2016) pp.119-123.

Hooded Vulture and African White-backed Vulture nesting at the ORPNR, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Monadjem, A, et al. Ostrich (2016).

Release success of captive bred Cape Vultures in the Magaliesberg Mountains, South Africa. Hirschauer, Margaret T. MSc thesis (2016).

The safety and pharmacokinetics of carprofen, flunixin and phenylbutazone in the Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) following oral exposure. Fourie, T., Cromarty, D., Duncan, N., Wolter, K. and Naidoo, V. PloS one10(2015) p.e0141419.

South African Cape Vulture released in Namibia in 2005 is back in South Africa.Wolter K, Neser W, Diekmann M, Verdoorn G. Afring News 43 (2014) pp. 21-22.

The effect of rehabilitation on survival rates of endangered Cape Vulture. Monadjem, A., Wolter, K., Neser, W. and Kane, A.  Animal conservation17 (2014) pp.52-60.

Incubation patch on male Cape Vulture. Wolter, K., Mundy, P. and Dube, M. (2013). Vulture News65(1), pp.37-39.

Do power lines and protected areas present a Catch 22 for Cape Vultures?Phipps, W.L., Wolter, K., Michael, M.D., MacTavish, L.M. and Yarnell, R.W. (2013). PLoS One8(10) p.e76794.

African White-backed Vulture foraging ranges in protected areas. Phipps, W.L., Willis, S.G., Wolter, K. and Naidoo, V. (2013). PLoS One8(1), p.e52813.

Lead Toxicity: Consequences and Interventions in an intensively managed Cape Vulture colony. Naidoo, V., Wolter, K., Espie, I. and Kotze, A. (2012). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine43(3), pp.573-578.

Monitoring Cape Vultures in the Magaliesberg, South Africa from 2007 to 2009. Whittington-Jones, C., Wolter, K. and West, S. (2011). Vulture News60(1), pp.6-12.

Vulture rescue and rehabilitation in South Africa, an urban perspective. Naidoo, V., Wolter, K., Espie, I. and Kotze, A., (2011). Journal of the South African Veterinary Association82(1), pp.24-31.

Toxicokinetics of ketoprofen in Cape Vultures: toxicity due to zero-order metabolism. Naidoo, V., Venter, L., Wolter, K., Taggart, M. and Cuthbert, R. (2010).  Archives of toxicology84(10), pp.761-766.

Veterinary diclofenac threatens Africa’s endangered vultures. Naidoo, V., Wolter, K., Cuthbert, R. and Duncan, N. (2009). Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology53(3), pp.205-208.

Lappet-faced Vulture observation in the Magaliesberg, South Africa. Wolter, K. Vulture News 59. (2008).

The pharmacokinetics of meloxicam in vultures. Naidoo, V., Wolter, K., Cromarty, A.D., Bartels, P., Bekker, L., McGaw, L., Taggart, M.A., Cuthbert, R. and Swan, G.E. (2008). Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics31(2), pp.128-134.

The Race to prevent extinction of southern Asian vultures. Pain, D.J., Bowden, C.G., Cunningham, A.A., Cuthbert, R., Das, D., Gilbert, M., Jakati, R.D., Jhala, Y., Khan, A.A., Naidoo, V. and Oaks, J.L, (2008). Bird Conservation International18(S1), pp.S30-S48.

Naturally acquired antibodies to Bacillus anthracis protective antigen in vultures of southern Africa. Turnbull, P.C.B., Diekmann, M., Kilian, J.W., Versfeld, W., De Vos, V., Arntzen, L., Wolter, K., Bartels, P. and Kotze, A. (2008). Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research75(2), pp.95-102.

Selected baseline blood chemistry and hematologic parameters in captive and wild-caught African White-backed Vultures. Naidoo, V., Diekmann, M., Wolter, K. and Swan, G.E. (2008).  Journal of wildlife diseases44(3), pp.649-654.

Status of the Cape Vultures in Magaliesberg, South Africa. Kerri Wolter, Craig Whittington-Jones & Sean West. Vulture News 57. (2007)

Monitoring the success of released rehabilitated vultures. Wilbert van’t Foort, Kerri Wolter , Paul Bartels. Vulture News. 2006.

Removing the threat of diclofenac to critically endangered Asian vultures. Swan, G., Naidoo, V., Cuthbert, R., Green, R.E., Pain, D.J., Swarup, D., Prakash, V., Taggart, M., Bekker, L., Das, D. and Diekmann, J. (2006). PLoS biology4(3), p.e66.

Toxicity of diclofenac in Gyps vultures. Swan, G.E., Cuthbert, R., Quevedo, M., Green, R.E., Pain, D.J., Bartels, P., Cunningham, A.A., Duncan, N., Meharg, A.A., Lindsay Oaks, J. and Parry-Jones, J. (2006). Biology letters2(2), pp.279-282.

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