Creating a lasting legacy! The Magnificence of vultures being preserved

SAVING AFRICA’S VULTURES

Vultures face multiple man-made threats, including but not limited to poisoning, power line collisions and electrocutions, direct harvesting for cultural beliefs, and ever decreasing foraging ranges.  Some vulture species are threatened with possible extinction within our lifetime unless we can curb the ongoing downward spiral now!

Some populations have plummeted by over 90% in the past 30 years. 

At VulPro we are working towards Saving Africa’s Vultures through:

Vulpro rehab

VULPRO REHABILITATION

VulPro collects injured vultures from all over South Africa.

Vulpro research

VULPRO RESEARCH & EDUCATION

Education is an important tool, we interact and communicate with farmers, landowners and communities.

Vulpro breeding

VULPRO CAPTIVE BREEDING PROGRAMME

VulPro has spearheaded ex-situ conservation breeding of African Vulture species. 

Mission statement

Protecting African vultures through collaboration and innovation

Each individual counts, as each individual saved and released back into the wild, contributes to saving wild vulture populations

KERRI WOLTER, FOUNDER

Kerri Woulter

SAVING AFRICAS VULTURES

WHAT WE DO

VULPRO REHABILITATION

VulPro collects injured vultures from all over South Africa, undertaking ground breaking veterinary treatment and rehabilitation initiatives to give each vulture that comes into our care, a second chance and the best possible hope for survival and release.

VULPRO RESEARCH & EDUCATION

VulPro believes in addressing vulture conservation in a all-encompassing manner. As such we combine captive and wild population research; population surveys; threat identification and mitigation as well as education, altogether, in an adaptive management approach for the benefit of having the highest possibilities of success i.e saving Africa’s vultures.

breeding pair of captive cape vultures

VULPRO CAPTIVE BREEDING PROGRAMME

Vulture species continue to plummet to unsustainable levels. VulPro has spearheaded ex-situ conservation breeding of African Vulture species. We consult and train globally, ensuring a collaborative effort to advance breeding strategies and protocols. This allows non-releasable vultures to positively contribute to saving their wild counterparts by producing viable offspring which can and which are released into the wild to re-inforce dwindling populations and in future, to bring vultures back into historical breeding sites where they have become extinct.

1500 +
NO. OF vultures admitted to VulPro
400 +
vultures released from our rehab programme
% 50
Total vultures released
(including captive bred)
EACH AND EVERY DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
vulpro breeding programme, cape vulture chick being fed by volunteers at vulpro

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ON OUR WISH LIST

Vulpro Clinic Inventory

Over the past six months our Clinic has treated and admitted 116 patients. With the aid of the donated X-ray machine our veterinarians  can now easily diagnose if a patient has a fracture or even has lead or foreign bodies like glass in its digestive tract. This has been a huge help in effectively and speedily treating our patients. We are still requiring a vitals signs monitor for our theatre, so if you know of someone having a spare one lying about please put in a good word for us. A surgical light for the treatment room would be a huge plus for our team treating wounds in order to see the extent of the wound, check inside the wounds and effectively bandage areas that are often shadowed whilst using normal lighting. Presently we only have one stethoscope, so another would be really appreciated.

Over and above the equipment pieces we wish for, we are continuously using items such as guaze, 21 guage 1” needles, paraffin guaze, cotton wool and cleaning materials to name but a few. These may sound arbitrary, but are crucial in treating our patients.

Your continued help in developing this first class clinic is really appreciated

A BIG THANK YOU TO

OUR SPONSORS

Contact Us

Have you found a vulture, bird of prey or other large bird that needs help in Southern Africa? (or even further afield?).
Please call Kerri immediately (All Hours!).

In many cases, hours make the difference between life or death / releasable or not, so do not wait!

CONTACT US:

EMERGENCIES ONLY
+27 82 808 5113   |   +27 82 254 4162

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