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

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

Large birds travel farther in homogeneous environments , 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. 2019

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. 2018. PeerJ 25759.

Jordan L, Sibanda B, Wolter K and Hirschauer MT. Sexual dimorphism in African White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) plumage and biometrics. (In press)

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 (In press)

Sexing Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres based on head morphometrics 2018

Sexual dimorphism and plumage characteristics of juvenile Cape Vultures Gyps coprotheres 2017

High occurrence of extra pair partnerships and homosexuality in a captive Cape Vulture colony, Ostrich 2017

Cape Vulture distribution, Biodiversity Observations ADU 2017

Lead ingestion as a potential contributing factor to vulture declines in South Africa, Environmental Science 2017

A first assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on Cape vulture occurrence. Biology Conservation 2017

Immature Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) breaks species range record 2017

Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Biodiversity Observations. 2017

Natal philopatry in young Cape Vultures, Ostrich 2016

Home range and habitat selection of Cape Vultures in relation to supplementary feeding, Bird Study 2016

Cape Vulture breeding status 2010-2014. Ostrich 2016

Hooded Vulture and African White-backed Vulture nesting at the ORPNR, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Ostrich 2016

Release success of captive bred Cape Vultures in the Magaliesberg Mountains, South Africa, MSc thesis 2016

The safety and pharmacokinetics of carprofen, flunixin and phenylbutazone in the Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) following oral exposure. PLOS ONE. 2015.

South African Cape Vulture released in Namibia in 2005 is back in South Africa. AFRING 2014

The effect of rehabilitation on survival rates of endangered Cape Vulture. Animal Conservation 2014

Incubation patch on male Cape Vulture. Vulture News 2013

Do power lines and protected areas present a Catch 22 for Cape Vultures? PlosOne 2013

African White-backed Vulture foraging ranges in protected areas, PlosOne 2013

Lead Toxicity: Consequences and Interventions in an intensively managed Cape Vulture colony. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 2012

Monitoring Cape Vultures in the Magaliesberg, South Africa from 2007 to 2009. Vulture News 2011

Vulture rescue and rehabilitation in South Africa, an urban perspective, Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 2011

Toxicokinetics of ketoprofen in Cape Vultures. Toxicokinetics and Metabolism 2010

Veterinary diclofenac threatens Africa’s endangered vultures. Regulatory Toxicology 2009

Lappet-faced Vulture observation in the Magaliesberg, South Africa. Vulture News 2008

The pharmacokinetics of meloxicam in vultures. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.2008.

The Race to prevent extinction of southern Asian vultures. Bird Conservation International. 2008.

Naturally acquired antibodies to Bacillus anthracis protective antigen in vultures of southern Africa. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research.2008.

Selected baseline blood chemistry and hematologic parameters in captive and wild-caught African White-backed Vultures. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 2008

Status of the Cape Vultures in Magaliesberg, South Africa. Vulture News 2007

Monitoring the success of released rehabilitated vultures. Vulture News. 2006

Removing the threat of diclofenac to Asian vultures. PlosOne 2006

Toxicity of diclofenac in Gyps vultures. Biology Letters. 2006

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